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Lawmakers to Investigate Toy Safety

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Lawmakers to Investigate Toy Safety

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Lawmakers to Investigate Toy Safety

Lawmakers to Investigate Toy Safety

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Democrats are set to launch investigations into toy safety and complaints about federal regulators. Toy maker Mattel announced a third recall of toys imported from China. Mattel and other toy makers have reportedly asked the government to impose mandatory safety-testing standards.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business news starts with Congress ratcheting up pressure on toy makers.

Democrats are launching investigations into toy safety next week. They'll be looking into complaints about federal regulators. They'll also focus on Mattel, which announced a third recall this week of toys imported from China. Mattel and other toy makers have reportedly asked the government to impose mandatory safety-testing standards. That's according to a report in today's New York Times.

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