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Toy Safety

China in talks for rules on safety of toys

China, the European Commission and the United States are negotiating a common set of rules governing the safety of Chinese toys, top officials of the countries said yesterday.

Thursday, 14 January, 2010, 12:00am

Events Guide


2.30pm-3.30pm (Oasis Area, Hall 1) Toys and Stationery Product Demo and Launch Pad

3.30pm-5pm (Room S426-7) Seminar on 'Safety Requirements of Infant and Children Products'

Speakers John Ng, senior manager of Hardlines Laboratory, Intertek; Vienna Chow, senior technical manager of Textile and Footwear, Intertek


11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Ahead of the game

Sounds like a dream job for a slacker: watching music videos, trawling through YouTube and networking sites such as Facebook, and experimenting with emoticons in instant messages. But Alex Chan Ka-keung isn't just amusing himself: engaging in such diversions is part of his job as a toy designer.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

US legislation on product safety targets mainland imports

The United States is preparing a tough consumer product safety law, with mainland manufacturers firmly in its sights following last year's toy recall controversy.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New Year solutions

Hong Kong and international exhibitors are displaying their wares at the Hong Kong Stationery Fair and the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, held concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The fairs, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, will run until Thursday.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Made-in-China gifts affordable and safe, quality official says

The nation's top product-quality official yesterday urged US parents to buy 'nice and inexpensive' made-in-China toys as Christmas gifts for their children, saying the central government had taken effective measures to ensure toy quality.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tainted-toy factory still making other products

Production at beads plant continues despite export ban

The Shenzhen factory involved in the mainland's latest toy recall was still making other products yesterday, despite a central government ban on the export of its goods.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Delta firms fingered for beads

The mainland's quality control watchdog said last night that toy beads found to emit a date-rape drug if swallowed were manufactured by a Shenzhen factory and said its tests concurred with those carried out by American and Australian authorities.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

No problems with product quality at toy firms, says official

Only 5 per cent of toy producers in Guangdong have potential production problems, and these were not the primary cause of the recent US toy recalls, a senior provincial inspection official said yesterday.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Toyota way to perfect pyjamas

Poisonous pyjamas! Toxic toothpaste! Deadly dog food! For the last couple of months newspapers around the world have been full of headlines screaming about the latest product safety scare to hit mainland exports.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

We are scapegoats in trade war, says Hong Kong toymaker

The toy industry has become a scapegoat for the widening trade rifts between the mainland and US, the chairman of Hong Kong SME Progress and Investment Association said yesterday.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Building sets recalled after child's death

Toys 'R' Us has begun a voluntary recall of a magnetic building set following reports in the US that a child died and four were admitted to hospital after accidentally swallowing the enclosed magnets.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Quality and safety are not child's play

A CHILD reaching for a toy has just one thing in mind - fun; a quality control officer picking up the same toy has a different concern - safety.

Companies that make toys see safety as their top priority. They know the withdrawal of even one defective product from retail outlets could have a disastrous impact on business.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Living up to 'Made in China' standards

WITH MAINLAND factories producing up to 90 per cent of the world's toys, parents all over the world are familiar with the 'Made in China' label.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Discovery of hazardous toys sparks safety alert

Parents planning a Christmas shopping spree have been warned to check the safety of toys that could cause minor burns or pose a choking hazard to children.

The warning came as the Customs and Excise Department announced it had found nine toys that failed to comply with safety requirements.

18 Dec 2004 - 12:00am