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England Sept 2007 Woolworths safety blitz - Telegraph.co.uk
Woolworths is conducting spot checks of all Chinese-made toys following a spate of safety scares this summer that has triggered the recall of tens of millions of products around the world. Woolworths, which accounts for about a quarter of all toys sold on the British high street, is introducing a revised inspection regime designed to prevent potentially dangerous products reaching its shelves during the critical pre-Christmas trading period. The chain sells toys under its own brands, such as Chad Valley and Ladybird, as well as third-party brands which include Disney, Hasbro and Fisher-Price.
Under the new three-pronged monitoring system, Woolworths is asking each of its estimated 350 suppliers in China – which operate from about 1,000 factories – to conduct immediate re-tests of each batch of toys destined for its British shops.
Suppliers are also being told to provide detailed information about their own supply chains, with all paperwork being routed through Woolworths' Hong Kong sourcing office. Further tests are being conducted on toys once they reach Woolworths' UK distribution centres. Woolworths' move, which comes ahead of its announcement of half-year results to the City this morning, underlines the extent to which the crisis over Chinese-made consumer products is affecting the British retail sector. It was not clear last night whether the more stringent testing system would have an impact on Woolworths' ability to manage its supply chain or if it would incur significant additional costs for the company.
Posted 9/22/2007
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