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August 8th, 2007

The Chinese vendor could not immediately be reached for comment. A man at a Lee Der Industrial Company in Guangdong province said it made cardboard boxes, not toys, while a woman who answered the phone at another number listed under the name said that company had gone bankrupt several years ago.

Here’s an easy piece of journalism done by The Associated Press. Someone at AP rang up the company listed as the source in Mattel’s toy recall. The person on the other end of the line said, ‘wrong number’. Guessing that someone in the original article was misled. There is of course one other possibility - knowing that they won’t be making too many toys in the near future, the supplier in this case has already found another line of business.

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