"25,000 Unsafe Toys Seized at Port of Houston"

"Consumer safety inspectors at the Port of Houston have seized more toys deemed unsafe for children - largely because of choking hazards and lead paint - than almost any other consumer product imported to the United States, second only to fireworks."

"The toys, 25,000 of them, are among 117,000 foreign products like mattresses, electronic devices, lighters, bike helmets and all-terrain vehicles confiscated in Houston by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission from 2010 through 2011.

Even now, dozens of boxes of toy bears imported from China are parked at an inspection station on North Wayside Road."

Yang Wan reports for the Houston Chronicle January 23, 2012.

Source: Houston Chronicle, 01/25/2012