Toy Import and Recall Levels: Is there a connection?

Hari Bapuji, Paul W Beamish, Andre Laplume

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada | Published : 2007


This paper analyzes US toy imports and toy recalls between 1992 and 2006. We found that toy recalls have increased at a faster rate than the increase in imports from foreign countries. Also, design-related recalls were higher, and increased faster, than manufacturing-related recalls. Interestingly, these trends were less pronounced for Chinese-made toys than those made in other countries. We discuss the implications of these three trends and suggest potential remedies.

University of Melbourne Researchers