• Disstribution Channels
    of conflicts can be seen in global sourcing activities? 1st conflict: Mattel had to recall 1.5 million of its toys because their manufacturer in China (“Lee Der”) used toxic lead paint in toys making. After this situation Mattel intensified its efforts to test products manufactured in China. 2nd...
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  • Mattel Study
    . In July 2007, a European retailer, through its own independent audits, discovered lead paint on a Mattel toy manufactured in China. The European retailer immediately contacted officials at Mattel. During this same month, Mattel shut down production at the Lee Der Industrial Plant that made the...
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  • Mattel and the Toy Recalls
    Culture and Organization | Mattel and the Toy Recalls | Responding to recall notice of Mattel’s character toys for lead paint violations | Paulina Gorczyca9/26/2011 | Mattel’s Toy Recall The toy industry is estimated to be a 71 billion dollar market in 2007 (pg.167) with...
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  • Business Ethics Cases
    guidelines that Mattel had long imposed to ensure safety. Lead paint is a well-recognized hazard due to the serious neurological effects of lead, especially on the bodies of young children, who are apt to ingest it from chewing on toys. Although generally banned, lead paint is still in common use because it...
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  • Toy Mattel Safety Case
    Mattel and Toy Safety Case 1. How did Mattel’s detailed code of conduct fail to detect vendors who used lead paint? What else could the firm have done from a policy/audit standpoint? Like most contracts and regulation statements, Mattel’s code of conduct has a loophole. The loophole is mainly...
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  • Mattel
    to approximately 1.5 million toys sold worldwide after May 1, 2007, was due to the use of excessive lead paint.2 Over the next month, Mattel announced six more recalls that covered toys with lead paint, as well as small magnets that could become loose and be ingested by children. In October...
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  • Esquale Case Study Hau Lee
    countries where it operates. sold a batch of leaded yellow pigment to a paint company and had provided fake certification that it did not contain lead. The paint company had then sold the paint to Lee Der Industrial Company, one of Mattel’s longtime contract manufacturers. Ignorance about the extended...
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  • Analysis of Mattel’s Supply Chain Management
    | 750,000 | 10/25/2007 | Fisher Price Go Diego Go toy with lead in surface paint | 40,000 | TOTAL | | 13,970,000 | Note. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data, www.cpsc.gov. Following the massive recalls, Mattel apologized to the public and made several manufacturing changes to better...
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  • Global Supply Chain Management
    toys made by Lee Der industry contain toxic lead paint which is harmful for the health of the children. Mattel Corporation then sent investigators to China to find the reason for this incident and in the mean time they recalled hundreds of toys which cause loss of $30 million to the Lee Der industry...
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  • Global Communications Benchmarking
    , executive vice president for Mattel International, said the problems with the lead paint came from the subcontractor of a vendor that company has been associated with for 20 years. The subcontractor did not use certified paint, Stockton said. (CNN, 2007) Companies need to be careful with who they...
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  • managing sypply chain risk
    10 million toys tainted with lead paint produced by a Chinese contract manufacturer Lee Der. Upon investigation, there were two underlying causes for these unsafe toys. First, the owner of Lee Der purchased cheaper paint from a supplier owned by his close friend. This sourcing practice actually...
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  • mattel
    of toys that were recalled because of faulty magnets. The second toy recall was due to high levels of lead-based paint found on the surface of many toys. Mattel had previously given manufacturers in China a list of eight approved paint suppliers to use, but in order to reduce costs, subcontractors...
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  • Mattel Toy Recalls 2007
    – the Barbie Doll. The recall was initially for 83 toys which had excessive lead paint and soon after 6 more products we recalled which had a design problem of small magnets coming off the toys in addition to the use of lead paints. The lead that was used could potentially be toxic for children and...
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  • Mattel and Toy Safty
     Mattel and Toy Safety Gabriel Caldwell BUS 250 Pof. Robert Hamamoto May 11, 2014 In 2007, the Mattel toy company recalled around 20 million of its toy products do to contamination of lead in the paint and safety issues dealing with parts of its products (magnets) that was...
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  • Mattel Lean Manufacturing Case Study
    makes this the biggest recall in the company’s history. The first reason was some of the toys Mattel manufactured were found to be coated with lead paint which if ingested is a potent neurotoxin. The second reason toys were recalled was because of faulty magnets. The design of these toys included parts...
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  • Dangerous Toys for Our Children
    president for Mattel International, the dangerous levels of lead paint came from the subcontractor of a vendor that did not use certified paint. The subcontractor has been associated with this company for 20 years. Eckert said Mattel has changed the way it attaches magnets to its toys to make them safer...
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  • Bus250 Final
    that no CEO ever wants to get. A European retailer had found evidence of toxic lead paint in Mattel toys (Hurley, 2012). It is obvious that lead can cause serious physical damage to body. It can cause nerve damage and brain damage, especially to children. As you could image when this finding...
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  • Mattel Product Scandals 2007
    figures, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Barbie and her dog Tanner. Some Polly Pocket sets had been recalled as early as November of 2006. Lead Paint Contamination Dangerously toxic levels of lead-based paint were found on the surface of many toys. Mattel had previously given manufacturers in China a...
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  • Matel Case Stusy
    inhaled in large level. The paint used in recalled products was not certified for use according to Mattel standards. In my opinion, the Chinese contractors had violated the commitment between two companies by using lead paint. But, we cannot say that Mattel is not responsible for this issue...
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  • Mattel and Toy Safety
    playthings that had been found to be coated with lead paint. The toy recalls had alarmed parents and consumer activists, as well as the toy industry, retailers who marketed their products, and product safety regulators. I will address the following circumstances that involved Mattel and their safety...
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