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Wealthy Chinese kids get foreign-brand toys: parents cite Quality and Safety issues

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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Wealthy Chinese kids get foreign-brand toys: parents cite Quality and Safety issues


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SHANGHAI, China - When freelance writer Wang Jian shops for toys for her 5-year-old son, she's happy to pay extra for Legos blocks and Japanese-brand train sets.

The reason, she and other parents say: Foreign brands enjoy a reputation for higher quality — a perception reinforced by the product scares of recent months.

"We pay close attention to the news about toy and food safety. If I find a problem with a certain brand, I will just stop using it for sure," said Wang, who writes for...
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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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This highlights two clear issues. the quality and safety issues are so bad in China that thier own people are avoiding purchasing the toys if they can afford it. The other issue is the same one that hits both side of the Pacific. Poorer familes may simply not have a choice to go with more expensive products for thier kids. Thus already disadvantaged children get yet one more obstacle or burden to overcome.

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