China Economics

If you don’t sleep, can you have nightmares?

During the last few weeks, and ever since the return of the workers from their Chinese New Year back to the factories, shipping from China to just about every country has been short of chaotic.

Heavy Metals testing as it applies to kids meal toys

During the past few weeks, there has been an outpouring of blogs, tweets and articles regarding Cadmium in children’s jewelry, bracelet charms, toys, etc. Cadmium is a soft, whitish metal that occurs naturally in soil.

The 2008 Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair

Yesterday was the last day of the 2008 Hong Kong Toys and Games fair held at the Hong Kong convention center. This year, just like past years, there were several new companies that had exhibits.

Former Hasbro CEO speaks up

Former Hasbro’s CEO Alan G. Hassenfeld served as chairman and CEO of Hasbro, the toy maker founded by his grandfather in 1923, for 18 years. He also serves as co-chair of the International Concil of

What to look out for when it comes to Safety Testing in toys

There has been a LOT of talk lately about the safety testing of toys and what needs to be performed. A lot of the responsibility is placed on the manufacturer of the toy as it