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What do you think is the best way for society to protect children from harmful toys? Specifically, what are the appropriate roles for various stakeholders in this process? Consider the Mattel Recall.

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In a situation that involves safety, we need to consider standards placed by a company. The Mattel recall is not the first massive recall in the toy industry for Mattel or for other toy manufacturers. The last recall by Mattel involved just under 1 million toys. One million toys - many of which infants and kids had already played with and used, and others that were sitting on shelves waiting to be purchased by consumers. One million! It is amazing to think that one million toys were manufactured (many of which came back into the country for sale) and were distributed and sold to consumers before being discovered. Where is the ...

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The solution provides a very detailed, thorough discussion examining the best way or society to protect children from harmful toys, and discusses the appropriate roles for various stakeholders in the process. The Mattel recall is used as an example. This solution is written based on 25+ years of professional experience in the business industry.