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US firm recalls China-made toys over lead paint 美業者回收中國製含鉛玩具

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US toy maker Fisher-Price said it was recalling nearly one million toys made in China. The company fears they could be colored with toxic paints.

The US toymaker said it was recalling 967,000 toys. The toys were sold in US stores between May and August this year.

"Paint on some of the toys could have too much lead," the company said in an announcement.

A US Product Safety group told parents to "take the recalled toys away from children" and talk to Fisher-Price.

The recall included around 80 items, including toy cars, dolls and musical instruments, many connected to the Nickelodeon children's TV network.

Fisher-Price, owned by Mattel Inc., said the toys were produced by a single company in China but did not give the name or location.

Several weeks ago a US toy company recalled wooden "Thomas the Train" figures which were also made in China and painted with lead paint.

美國費雪玩具製造商指出他們日前回收將近一百萬件中國製造的玩具。這家公司擔心這些玩具可能含有毒塗料。

美國費雪玩具製造商指出他們日前回收九十六萬七千件玩具。這些玩具是在今年五月到八月期間在美國商店販售。

業者在一項聲明指出,用於玩具上的塗料可能含有過量的鉛。

一個消費品安全保護團體呼籲,父母應讓孩童遠離回收玩具並且通報費雪。

回收的玩具包含約八十種,包括玩具車、娃娃與樂器。很多種類都與兒童電視頻道「尼克羅迪恩」的內容有關。

隸屬美泰公司旗下的費雪說,這些玩具都是在中國的單一廠商製造的,不過都沒有標示生產地名。

數個星期前,一美國玩具公司亦回收中國製造漆過量鉛塗料的木製湯瑪士火車模型。(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

BRAINSTORMING 聯想接力

First, use your own paper to brainstorm about the topic in the middle, and then write a paragraph in English about it.

自己拿張紙,就中間的題目腦力激盪,再寫一段英文作文。

Where is your factory?

你的工廠在哪裡?

Who works for you?

誰為你工作呢?

Imagine you own a toy company.

試想你有一個玩具公司。

What toys do you sell?

你賣什麼樣的玩具呢?

What is your most popular toy?

你最受歡迎的玩具是什麼呢?

How do you test the toys?

你會如何測試玩具呢?


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