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Published:August 27th, 2007 11:31 EST

Design defects are to blame for 85% of recalled toys from China

By SOP newswire

A senior Chinese official said that 85 percent of the more than 20 million toys recalled by Mattel were caused by problematic designs from the United States.

Li Changjiang, director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, told a press conference Monday that he examined samples of those recalled toys and found designing defects do exist in those products, which could easily hurt children.

He said those toys should be recalled, whatever country they have been exported to.

Chinese manufacturers are responsible for only 15 percent of the quality problems of the toys, he said.

He criticized U.S. importers for their lack of responsibility in dealing with problems arising from product quality.