• In November, 200,000 dolls made-in-China were seized at US ports
for containing high levels of phthalates (a banned chemical used in plastic)
• The same happened in France in December with
30,000 non-compliant Chinese toys destroyed by customs
• Concurrently, a U.S. Public Interest Research group
analyzed 50 toys and found lead 29 times the safety limit,
banned phthalates, excessive levels of cadmium and choking risks.