US: Action taken over dangerous children’s products
The US Government has asked a California court to shut down the importation and sales activities of four companies who have allegedly imported illegal children’s products.
The companies, TDI International, S&J Merchandise, BLJ Apparel and All Season Sales, plus individuals Loan Tuyet Thai, Lan My Lam, Paul Phuong, Cuc T Thai, Tom Liu and Luan Luu, stand accused of importing products with illegal levels of lead, phthalates and small parts inappropriate for children under three.
BLJ Apparel’s affected products included children’s products and toys with illegal levels of lead, plus toys aimed at under-threes with small parts and infant rattles that could cause choking or suffocation.
The companies and individuals were brought together under one lawsuit because their operations were associated with each other, the government said.
“Companies cannot be allowed to import hazardous toys into the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division Stuart Delery.
“Parents have a right to feel confident that the toys their children play with are safe.”
S&J Merchandise, BLJ Apparel and All Season Sales, plus Tom Liu and Luan Luu, have agreed to settle the litigation, but the suit continues against the remaining defendants.
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