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Late July 2007, Hasbro cooperated with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a nation-wide voluntary recall of new Easy-Bake Ovens. The recalled Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading oven.
The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading oven. "Easy Bake" is printed on the front of the oven. Model number 65805 and "Hasbro" are stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven. This recall includes all units with the retrofit kit. The Easy-Bake Oven is an electric toy and is not recommended for children under eight years of age. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall.
The recall affects Easy-Bake Ovens sold at Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from May 2006 through July 2007 for about $25.
For additional information, contact Easy-Bake at (800) 601-8418 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.easybake.com
So again, as you are looking to pursue a product line strategy for the christmas season, you might want to hedge your bets with something not manufactured in China, otherwise you might find your self with lots of spare time to pursue other interests at the local hobby shop.
Chinese manufactures may be getting a bad rap, but American businesses are the ones with their necks on the lines and the ones likely to be hit the hardest from lawsuits, especially as its just about impossible to collect anything in a lawsuit from a Chinese manufacturer. So call in your buyers and huddle up, and start finding ways to hedge your product mix with supplier products that can be trusted.