Lamps, toys, hammocks get recalled

Chinese-made toy cars sold in Vietnam deemed dangerous

FOR MORE: Call Angel’s Touch Collections at 877-474-2133 or visit and click on “Recall Notice” for more information. Consumers can also send an e-mail to TOY HELICOPTERS DETAILS: Fast Lane FA-005 radio control 3-channel helicopters with gyro stabilizer and charger, model number 5F5F2F5. The model number is printed on the front of the product packaging and on the underside of the helicopter. The double-rotor helicopters are blue and white, approximately 9-inches high and have the Fast Lane logo on the top of the helicopter. They were sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at from September 2012 through January 2013. WHY: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. INCIDENTS: 11 reports worldwide of the rechargeable battery overheating.
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Our girls deserve more,” says the start of the “GoldieBlox” toy commercials, set to a music-box melody of what goes on to be a cover of Queen ‘s “We are the Champions.” Cut to the shot of a little girl, dressed in a leotard, nailing ballet slippers to her skateboard, while another crafts a side-car for her bike so that her teddy bear can go for a ride. These images build up to the sight of a bunch of girls storming the “pink aisle” at the toy store, and GoldieBlox’s intention is made even clearer: “Disrupting the pink aisle with toys for future engineers.” Because girls can be engineers too, which most people might already know. But from the toy store in Eugene statement on GoldieBlox’s website , only about 11% of them actually are, as 89% of the world’s engineers are male. Founded in 2012, GoldieBlox appears to be looking to inspire young girls to open their minds beyond the pink aisle – presumably Barbie dolls and princess toys – at the toy store, while also introducing girls to the exciting world of engineering in a way that girls will connect to by combining a book and a construction toy geared toward a young female audience. GoldieBlox offers a much-needed female engineer role model who is smart, curious and accessible. She has the potential to get girls interested in engineering, develop their spatial skills and build self-confidence in their problem solving abilities. This means that GoldieBlox will nurture a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous and tech-savvy, giving them a real opportunity to contribute to the progress made by engineers in our society. The intention of the book and construction toy is great on its own, but what I love about the commercial is that I don’t think it’s trying to look down its nose at little girls who like girl things. It seems to recognize that a “girl” isn’t just one thing. She isn’t simply a “princess” if she likes pink and a “tomboy” if she likes to build or invent. Both of the girls showcased in the ad are dressed in pink. One of them sports a pair of glamourous star sunglasses, and then she gets to work fashioning a sidecar for her teddybear. And some girls like to get muddy, like one of the girls seen in a “More than just princesses” t-shirt near the end of the ad. Another girl can be seen with black lines under her eyes, which indicates that she plays sports. The message seems to be that girls can be whatever they love to be, and some of them might also love building and inventing. And the earlier they discover that, the sooner they can develop that interest into a passion that could take them into adulthood. For a better understanding of what GoldieBlox is all about, and to see the CEO, Debbie, watch the video below:
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Watch Little Girls Disrupt The Toy Store’s Pink Aisle In GoldieBlox Commercial

Vietnams department then had asked the Vietnam Institute of Chemistry to suggest an acceptable level of the compounds for toys, but as yet, no action has been taken. The reindeers are still widely available, especially in Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, for between VND120,000 and 150,000 (US$5,65-7) apiece. Ho Chi Minh City market managers also said they have seized nearly 20,000 Chinese toys smuggled illegally this year, including 4,500 banned products such as guns and swords. One inspection at a store in an alley off Hau Giang Street in District 6, found toy guns that can shoot plastic bullets more than ten meters. Boys really like these guns but the consequences are unexpected, like bruises for light ones or blindness when one is shot in the eyes, a city market manager said. The store owner could not produce legal documents for the products. An earlier check at a store on Gia Phu Street in the same district found 2,000 illegal toy guns, 200 plastic swords and 80 kilograms of plastic bullets. An official from Ho Chi Minh City Consumers Interest Protection Association said a series of busts of illegal and dangerous Chinese toys showed that the toy industry is being neglected, from controlling the inflow to punishing violators.
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