Beijing: Chinese toys were caught in a safety scandal once again as nine domestic toy producers have recalled some of their products for safety reasons following adirective from quality watchdog.

The flawed products are mainly strollers, children’s tricycles and building blocks, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

The defects are found in various parts including cords, wheels and brakes. The defects may harm children, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an official statement as saying.

If consumers find any defects in toys, they should complain to local quality watchdogs or the administration directly, it said.

The producers who were asked to recall products were from Shandong, Hubei, Shanghai and Beijing. They include Tengzhou Wanbao Stroller Co. Ltd., Shandong Qiyue Children’s Tricycle Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Aillia Industry Co. Ltd.

A major safety scandal rocked the Chinese toys after over a million toys were recalled from different parts of the world including US, UK and Europe following discovery that a number of dolls were found to be coated with excessive levels of lead paint which could cause diarrhoea, vomiting and headaches in  children.

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