Saturday, September 22, 2007

China Makes Mattel Bendover


It worked. The Chicomms bluffed and Mattel folded their hand taking the rest of the US down with them. Next stop Taiwan "reunification." Things will never be the same.


US New & World Report:
In a high-profile meeting with Chinese business and political officials, the head of Mattel's global operations, Thomas Debrowski, said that the company "apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys."

An American apologizing to the Chinese? He must have had a gun to his head, right? Or be part of some big conspiracy that will ultimately lead China to world domination? "It would not be beyond the realm of possibility," one blogger fretted, "to think that the Chinese pressured Mattel into its statement."

So now the Chinese have become so powerful that they call the shots at America's biggest companies....

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BusinessWeek:
The company's executive vice-president of worldwide operations, Thomas Debrowski, expressed remorse to Li Changjiang, the head of China's quality control agency, for the recent spate of product recalls (BusinessWeek.com, 9/5/07). "Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys," Debrowski said, according to media reports from China.

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Your face will turn to alabaster when you find out the servant is your master.

12 comments:

ha38349 said...

First you apologize and then what?

ha38349 said...

manufactured with a new generation of high-powered magnets that if swallowed by children could cause serious injury or death
I get a picture of children getting drawn together in clumps with EMS trying to separate them...
recalled nearly 1 million Easy-Bake Ovens when it was discovered that children could easily get caught in them and burned
Wow! They must have come a long way from when they were powered by a light bulb.

Rob Dawg said...

"And then what?" And then Debrowski gets fitted with jughandle ears and a flat skull where the Chicomms can set down their beer.

ha38349 said...

Rob, love the Barbie picture. Too bad there were no fish net stockings.

Rob Dawg said...

Too bad there were no fish net stockings.

Don't you think I tried?

ocrenter said...

the US has been an absolute puss when it comes to Taiwan independence. But then again so are the Euros and everyone else.

sounds like the best way to get things done in this world order is joining the Nuc Club.

ha38349 said...

I wonder what more the USA has to do about Taiwan other than to make it clear that China can not use force to resolve the issue.
Perhaps they will just save up enough dollar to buy the island.

Tyrone said...

Here's a nice vid on the bubble set to Prodigy's 'Smack my bitch up'. You know something has reached the bigtime when it's set to 'Smack my bitch up'. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nw8KCNYWls

Lou Minatti said...

Most of the crap that China makes for us is just that. Crap. Useless plastic toys, toasters, Swifters. All of this stuff can be sent elsewhere for manufacturing. There are lots of Africans who would like a shot at a steady paycheck.

The one field that is different is electronics. It is NOT cheap to set up a new fab, or assembly line for iPods. The US, as well as Japan and Taiwan, have shipped their manufacturing lines there.

Lost Cause said...

What can you expect from a defense contractor formerly run by Dick Riordan?

visioneer said...

@ Lou -

(swiffers) Their marketing team is briliant. How many other commercials can get away with highlighting their advertised product being thrown away?

Market Factors said...

Where is that wonder woman cartoon from? It looks faded. Some underground thing from back in the 70s?