We've read article after article about millions of imported toys containing toxic lead and dangerous magnets. Mattel has taken responsibility for the safety of its products, but Wal-Mart has to be held accountable as well.
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As it stands, you can't trust that the toys Wal-Mart is selling you are safe. As the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart sets the standard for product safety - and by bullying companies like Mattel to produce toys and other products at bottom-dollar costs, it's pushing American companies into shady overseas operations.
In light of the recent toy recalls, it's not a stretch to draw a connection between Wal-Mart's pressure on its suppliers for low cost merchandise, the problems at these factories and the safety of these toys and other products.
I hope that Wal-Mart takes responsibility for this problem before more children's lives are put at risk.
Gee, aren't we just so lucky to have a Wal-Mart in our town. Hopefully we won't become like Ketchikan, with no local shops downtown anymore at all.
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