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Mattel's Responsibility in Lead Poisoning in China

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To what extent was Mattel responsible for issues related to its production of toys in China? How could Mattel have avoided these issues?

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Mattel should take the full extent of the blame because it has the control over supplies. It was discovered that the issue emanated from paint suppliers using toxic lead.
Mattel should take the full extent of the blame because it has the control over supplies and quality control. It was discovered that the issue emanated from paint contaminated with toxic lead.

This is also mentioned by Gafo (2007) in his report that the Brand, Mattel, is to take full responsibility. It is so because 1.).They are one commercializing the products, 2.) Therefore, they are the ones having their brand reputation at stake and 3.) They are the ones subcontracting ...

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