Since we sell used toys online, we have to be very aware of any product recalls and generally poor product design for some plush toys. We’ve always felt pretty safe with the lovies we sell, because we normally sell only the big brands, such as GUND, Fisher Price, Playskool, and such. But the Thomas the Tank recall has given us, and most parents, reason to be concerned about the toys their precious children are playing with. That’s why I took the time to read this whole article from the New York Times today, and I think you might want to read it, too.
Dancing Elmo Smackdown
By DAVID BARBOZA and LOUISE STORY
Published: July 26, 2007
Concerns about product safety and workplace conditions have driven the toy-maker Mattel to become a role model for how to do business prudently in China.