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Domestic toy-makers to check design flaws of foreign companies
Updated: 2008-11-26 11:15

China said on Tuesday it had asked its toy manufacturers to check the designs provided by foreign buyers for flaws that may lead to quality or safety problems.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks when responding to questions on how China would ensure the safety of its toys ahead of the Christmas season.

Qin said some Chinese toy factories made the toys according to the design and orders provided by foreign companies, and tests on some flawed toys show that they were caused by bad designs.

"We require Chinese toy-makers to not only pay attention to the manufacturing process, but also to check strictly for foreign companies' design failures," he said, "Chinese toy-makers should not accept orders with bad designs from foreign companies nor produ