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Chinese Toy Recall Brings Business to Local Toymaker
Carly Schlamowitz
| November 8, 2007
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Another Chinese toy is being pulled from shelves. It's called Aqua Dots. Millions of sets have been sold in the U.S. for arts and crafts projects. But it turns out, if they're swallowed, they can produce the equivalent of a "date rape" drug. At least two children in the U.S. have been sickened. WVBR spoke to Gunther Kyle, a toymaker at Wild Apples in Trumansburg, NY. Kyle says he has heard of problems with lead in Chinese toys, and he thinks the recent toy recalls might be reponsible for increased business at Wild Apples. He said, "One thing's for sure, I've been getting a lot of orders lately." Kyle says he has heard talk of consumer preferences changing from toys made overseas to those manufactured domestically.
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