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Will Mattel's latest recalls slow down corporate flight to countries with cheap labor?

This could prove to be more expensive for Mattel than if they had not moved to Mexico and to China. Bring the jobs back to Americans, Barbie. Oh man...I was hoping for different answers... but I suppose you are all correct. It's like the corporations are making the USA a "bedroom community", with less industry.

Asked By: ArRo - 8/14/2007
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What I think is troubling is all of the problems we have been having with Chinese imports over the last couple of years, from tainted food and toothpaste, to children't toys made with lead paint. And, I have to believe that the problems found are just the tip of this giant iceberg of inferior/illegal/poisonous products... More
Answered By: Paul in San Diego - 8/14/2007
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Probably not, I heard on NPR that the recall previoius to this one that Matell had to deal with cost them $30,000,000 and yet they did not pull out of China after that !
Answered By: Uncle Tim - 8/14/2007
 
seems unlikely.
Answered By: njyogibear - 8/14/2007
 
Absolutely not. This is merely an aberration. There's too much profit to be made. Bring it back to the U.S.? Not a chance.
Answered By: honmani2 - 8/14/2007
 
no they make too much money
Answered By: red top - 8/14/2007
 
I do doubt that. But, it may companies may diversify to multiple countries with cheap labor. Too much dependence on China is unhealthy.
Answered By: Christian R - 8/14/2007
 
Not a chance. The flight will continue because in the long run they will make more money.
Answered By: Doug J - 8/14/2007
 
i hope so
Answered By: lancej0hns0n - 8/14/2007
 
Mattel cannot be outsourced anymore, they do crap jobs. If they worked in America, they would pay taxes like everyone else and make BETTER products.
Answered By: my_loyal_subjects - 8/14/2007
 
This seems possible to me, though one never knows how greedy a corporation may be...or who really owns/makes decisions for said corporation... More
Answered By: LJ K - 8/14/2007
 
Doubt it, but you may find out that other third world countries are going to get some of the work. Diversification is going to be a word used a lot... More
Answered By: reinformer - 8/14/2007
 
I don't know but China should stop making those. China wants to kill us. It's nuts.
Answered By: Big Ben - 8/14/2007
 
it may very well bankrupt mattel
Answered By: mr koolaid - 8/14/2007
 
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