Chinese Lead Toy Maker Commits Suicide In Mattel Recall Aftermath

The owner of a Chinese toy factory identified by Mattel as the maker of the lead-tainted toys involved in a million unit recall committed suicide Saturday afternoon inside his factory, according to Chinese officials, the AP reports. According to the article, dishonored officials commonly commit suicide.

It would appear that the Chinese Poison Train is, itself, made of lead, and even its own wicked engineers are not immune to its sickly sweet charms.

China Toy Boss Kills Self After Recall [AP]
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