Chinese delegations will visit the United States in the coming weeks to address the safety of imports from China , a Chinese government spokesman said yesterday, stressing that international cooperation, not confrontation, would solve the quality problems with food, drugs and consumer goods coming from China.
Toy giant Mattel yesterday announced that it was recalling more than 18 million Chinese-made toys worldwide for safety reasons, more than half from the U.S., in the latest episode of snowballing problems with Chinese imports.
ATLANTA (AP) Lead poisoning affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. youngsters, but most get it from paint chips and dust in deteriorating buildings — not recalled toys, U.S. health officials say.
WASHINGTON (AP) Toy-making giant Mattel Inc. issued recalls today for about 9 million Chinese-made toys that contain magnets children can swallow or that could have lead paint.
President Bush yesterday set up a working group to recommend ways to ensure the safety of food imported from other countries.