Toy Recalls and China: One Year Later

Hari Bapuji, Andre Laplume

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada | Published : 2008


We examined US toy recalls from 1988 to 2008 (September) to identify pertinent trends. We paid special attention to toy recalls involving lead because they caused serious concern in 2007 and continue to be prevalent in 2008. The presence of excessive lead in toys remains uppermost in the minds of Canadian consumers and other stakeholders following recent investigations by the Toronto Star and the consequent recall of toys by Health Canada. This paper also builds on and extends our earlier research on this topic.

University of Melbourne Researchers