Visite of Bryan G. Stockton, Executive Vice President of Mattel International, to Meglena Kuneva

Type: Visit to the Commission   Reference: I-055005   Duration: 11:02:16  Lieu:
End production: 20/09/2007   First transmission: 20/09/2007
Brian G. Stockton, Executive Vice President of Mattel International, was in Brussels for consultations with Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection, on toy safety and on whether the EU safety regulations are adequate for both companies and the bodies that regulate them. Mattel, the world's largest toy producer, recently launched three massive product recalls of Chinese-made products because their paint may contain excessive amounts of lead. It has begun extensive testing of its toys, and conducted unannounced audits at its subcontractors' factories. The European Commission is considering the imposition of an embargo on Chinese toys and consumer products. The aim is to increase pressure on the Chinese government to intensify its quality control in the manufacture of toys and products. China has until October 2007 to respond with a detailed plan on how it will increase its monitoring of product safety. If China fails to respond, Meglena Kuneva announced, some products will be banned.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
11:01:09 Title 00:00:03
11:01:13 Exterior view of the European Commission building (2 shots) 00:00:12
11:01:25 Arrival of Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection, and handshake with Bryan G. Stockton, Executive Vice President of Mattel International, and his delegation (6 shots) 00:00:51
11:02:16 General view of the meeting (7 shots) 00:00:48
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