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Barbie to star in movie

Barbie, the iconic Mattel toy, is on her way to the big screen, thanks to Universal Stuidos acquiring the rights make a live-action feature after months of negotiations. Laurence Mark, whose credits include ``Jerry Maguire'' and ``Julie &a

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Mattel fined $2.3m for lead-tainted toys

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has said it imposed a $2.3 million civil penalty against Mattel, one of the world’s premier toy companies, for violating a ban on bringing dangerous products to the US. The fine stems from M

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Mattel profit falls

Mattel, the world's largest toy company, posted lower quarterly profit on charges stemming from its recent global recalls of potentially harmful toys. The maker of Barbie dolls and the T.M.X Elmo said third-quarter profit fell to $236.8 mi

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Mattel apology over toy recalls

The boss of Mattel has apologised for safety lapses which resulted in the recall of 21 million Chinese-made toys in recent months. Robert Eckert told a US Senate hearing that Mattel was 'by no means perfect' and acknowledged its Chinese p

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Third recall for China-made toys

The world's biggest toymaker, Mattel, has announced its third major recall of Chinese-made products in a month. About three-quarters of a million toys are being recalled because they are decorated with paint containing too much lead, the

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New recall of Chinese toys

Two more US firms have recalled Chinese-made toys, saying they include paint with dangerous levels of lead. The items include SpongeBob SquarePants spiral address books and diaries, Thomas the Tank Engine spinning tops and some toy bucket

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US to recommend steps on dangerous imports

The Bush administration will recommend steps in November to ensure the safety of imports, the head of a new safety panel said, as it seeks to restore public confidence shaken by a rash of dangerous goods from China. Health and Human Servic

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Mattel again recalls millions of China-made toys

Mattel Inc., the largest US toy company, recalled millions more Chinese-made toys on Tuesday due to hazards from small, powerful magnets and lead paint, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent. The toymaker's second recall this month

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Chinese toy boss 'hangs himself' after US recall

The boss of a Chinese toy manufacturing company involved in a Mattel recall after its products were found to contain excessive lead levels has hanged himself, Chinese media reported on Monday. Zhang Shuhong, a Hong Kong businessman in his

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Product safety deals sought

The US is working on deals with China to bolster safety controls on Chinese-made foods and medical products, the US said as international consumer alarm continued to pummel Beijing. In the latest scare, US toy maker Mattel said it was reca

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