US: Firms caught smuggling unsafe children's products
Three Florida-based corporations and their management have been sentenced for smuggling counterfeit Disney, Marvel and major league baseball merchandise from China.
The violations also included trafficking toys containing lead and other banned hazardous substances, as well as small parts, and submitting a false label country of origin.
According to the Department of Justice, the defendants sold and distributed children's products imported from China from April 2000 through May 2011.
The products violated the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and were imported by means of false statements on custom declaration forms.
The companies involved were LM Import-Export, Lam's Investment Corp, and LK Toys Corporation.
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