Fisher-Price pulls 1 million toys off shelves over fears of lead poisoning.
In the United States there have been several recalls of Chinese-made toys, including 970,000 recalled last month by Fisher-Price and 1.5 million wooden “Thomas the Train” figures by RC2 Corp.
In Peru, Chinese-made toys have steadily increased their share of the market from 56.5 per cent in 2000 to 78.1 per cent last year, when the imports were valued at $45.4m, according to a study by the Catholic University’s Business Centre.
Earlier this week, Peru recalled all Fisher-Price toys in the country after the distributor announced its recall in the United States.
Beijing said on Wednesday that it was spending more than $1bn dollars on strengthening the supervision of its food and drug industries.