Barbie fans could have their dreams of enjoying a visit to Berlin's soon-to-opened life size Barbie Dreamhouse dashed. Left-wing protesters who object to Barbie are planning an Occupy Barbie-Dreamhouse demonstration.
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America's favorite doll has taken a dangerous turn says animal ethics group PETA. The creation of a Barbie Whale Trainer doll by toy company Mattel, is "ill-advised," adds the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Barbie was the doll of the 60s and the feminist curse of the 70s. She’s been an aspiration, the wrong role model, and a cultural football for decades. Now, however, she’s being re-evaluated, and some interesting perspectives are emerging.
Mattel has created the first Barbie celebrating a Canadian designer. The Joe Fresh Brand of fashion icon Joseph Mimran took three months for a specialist team of designers, stylists and cosmeticians to bring the toy to life.
Toy maker Mattel agreed to pay 39 U.S. states $12 million to settle claims it shipped toys tainted with lead paint, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The settlement resolves a 15-month probe that put Mattel in the crosshairs.
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA announced the launch of the Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program, which will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved.
The fallout from this year’s toy recalls just got more heated: California’s attorney general is suing 20 companies, including Mattel and Toys “R” Us, claiming they sold toys containing “unlawful quantities of lead.”
Mattel’s recall of 19 million Chinese-made toys in the US because of safety concerns including lead paint and dangerously small magnets, raises a few questions. This story shows some massive failures in basic, well-known, safety standards.
Mattel, maker of kids' toys Barbie, Polly Pocket, Batman action figures, Cars figurines and Doggie Daycare toys, has now expanded the recall for products manufactured in China. They constitute a health risk for children, due to detaching pieces.