If a company that markets to children, Disney for example, licenses its name to a toy manufacturer, (like F.A.F.), and the toy maker makes the toy in China, using lead or arsenic or melamine or bromine, should that company be held liable for the toxic effects on children?
I’m disturbed at the flagrant disregard of our children’s health by big business in favor of increasing revenue through any means necessary.
Let me explain.
I read about toxins in 1 out of 3 toys yesterday. So I went to HealthyToys.org to look a little closer at the findings of their toxic toy rankings. At the top of the list of examples of Worst Toys was a Hannah Montana necklace.
Made in (no surprise) China.
The toxin? Lead.
406,510 parts per million (ppm) of lead.
Is my math fuzzy, or doesn’t 400,000 ppm also mean 40%?