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China Toy Boss Kills Self After U.S Recall

Posted by Author on August 13, 2007

By Edward Cody, Washington Post Staff Writer, August 13, 2007-

BEIJING, Aug. 13 — When Mattel Inc. recalled nearly a million toys manufactured by Zhang Shuhong’s company, he fought hard to find a way to resume sales to America. They were the lifeblood of his firm, Lee Der Industrial Co., Ltd., and its lucrative share of the export boom driving China’s economic growth.

But as Zhang’s factories in the southern city of Foshan lay idle, workers started drifting off, fearing they would never start up again. Then Chinese authorities sealed Zhang’s ruin by announcing Thursday that he was prohibited from exporting toys until further notice because of the defects denounced by Mattel.

Zhang was found dead in a company warehouse two days later, colleagues said Monday, apparently having hanged himself in despair. His death dramatized the high stakes in an international scare over unsafe Chinese products and an increasingly vigorous government crackdown designed to restore confidence in the vital export industry. ( …… more details report from Washington Post)

One Response to “China Toy Boss Kills Self After U.S Recall”

  1. ibn iblosted said

    to bad amrican company heads dont follow suit.
    china does need a over all quality control system, and strick food, inspectors, and real control of quality, much like japan has now, seems they went thru the same growing oains as china is now, may be they should ask for help, or japan should offer it. now that would be real deplomancy !

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