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Interagency Working Group on Import Safety

Interagency Working Group on Import Safety (PDF)
Consumers Union Testimony
October 1, 2007

“Unfortunately, the system in place to protect consumers – especially children – from unsafe products has broken down. The recent avalanche of toy recalls, involving Chinese-made toys made with excessive lead levels in the paint, has exposed millions of children to a highly toxic substance and created a crisis of confidence among consumers who feel they can trust neither the toy industry, nor our government to keep their children safe. Indeed, concerns about product safety extend to any country where quality control and safety standards are lacking.”