Although a factory executives in China (PRC
) had killed himself for his stupid decisions and corruption, at least he admited his horrible judgement. To me, some of the top executives of Mattel here in the USA ought to resign and the company face FDA investigations. The USA executives need to face penalties including jail time as they were not doing their job to make sure the unsafe toys were not made in the first place, or had no dangerous materials in them.
The transfer of so much of toy, along with so many other product manufacturing to countries like the PRC
with limited regulation and enforcement is very disturbing and harming consumers. I wonder how long it will be before Mattel and other companies in the USA will be facing financially crippling and massive class action lawsuits by consumers in the USA and elsewhere in the world for manufacturing in the PRC
with it's problems and lack of regulations or enforcement. At least if the products were made in the USA or Mexico, they could have a lot more control of the production and at a lot less risk, but at much higher cost and consumer prices. There is also the fact that consumers may turn away from certain products if they are made in the PRC
, fearful with justification that they may be unsafe for themselves or their children. I suspect that there may be a lot fewer toys under the Christmas tree this year from this crises.