Monday, March 8, 2010

Daiso To Pay $2M Penalty and Must Stop Importing Children's Products and Toys Into U.S.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that Daiso Holding USA Inc., Daiso Seattle LLC, of Seattle, WA, and Daiso California LLC, of Hayward, CA have agreed to pay a $2.05 million civil penalty and stop importing children's products and toys into the United States. This is a result of alleged violations of federal safety laws. Some of the violations cited include importing, distributing and selling toys with illegal levels of lead content, illegal levels of lead paint and phthalates, small parts on toys intended for children younger than three years old, and products that lack required warning labels.

"This landmark agreement for an injunction sets a precedent for any firm attempting to distribute hazardous products to our nation's children" said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "We are committed to the safety of children's products and we will use the full force of our enforcement powers to prevent the sale of harmful products."

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