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Hazardous Toy Dolls Arriving From China Seized at Eight U.S. Ports

December 18, 2013

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently seized more than 200,000 toy dolls arriving from China, after finding that the toy dolls contained high levels of phthalates.

Ten shipments from China amounting to nearly $500,000 were found in U.S. ports in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Norfolk, Memphis, Newark, Portland, and Savannah.

The shipments were targeted by the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, due to their potential for containing items prohibited in the United States and for presenting a safety threat to the American public, particularly children.