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Sanlu melamine milk powder crisis becomes a national issue Like on the top-forty radio show Imagethief used to listen to as a thirteen-year old, the hits keep coming in the Sanlu milk powder crisis. Over the past thirty-six hours the situation has evolved from a company-specific Sanlu crisis to a nationwide dairy-industry crisis reminiscent of the glory days of last summer's product quality crisis. Here is the latest: Products from 175 dairy companies have been tested ( 中 ). Twenty-two of them tested positive. Sanlu is still the champ in terms of micrograms per kilo of product, but some other famous (and not-so-famous) brands are now implicated, including Mengniu and Yili. I bet Yang Liwei didn't know about this when he decided to endorse Mengniu. But astronauts should be able to digest melamine, which anyway seems like kind of a futuristic substance. Imagethief used to have melamine coasters. No joke. Very &quot;Jetsons&quot;. Also not a joke is that over 6000 children are now reported to have been affected and three are dead . The Internet is seething . Collars at the State Food and Drug Administration haven't felt this tight since Zheng Xiaoyu was frogmarched away and shot for corruption just over a year ago. So here are the PR implications: Winner: Sanlu (sort of) For Sanlu this is actually good news. All of a sudden what looked like their problem is a nationwide problem in which they are just one of many companies caught in the riptide. In PR we teach an interview technique called broadening. When confronted by an interviewer with a problem or challenge that cannot be refuted you respond by &quot;broadening&quot; the issue to include the rest of the industry, your rivals or whomever. It works like this: Maria Bartiromo : Your stock price is down by 50% this month? Does your company suck? You : Well, Maria, market conditions are tough and many companies in our industry have had similar declines but we are key message, key message, key message, yadda yadda yadda. Sanlu doesn't need to broaden the issue. It has broadened itself. This doesn't make Sanlu's problem go away. They're still the worst affected, the most apparently negligent and most closely associated with the issue. In the past day or so, the chicken of accountability (a really big chicken in this case) has come home to roost and heads have justly started rolling . But misery loves company, especially in PR, and now the spotlight of attention has spread out a bit. It buys Sanlu some small breathing space at the trade-off of kindling a hotter but more diffuse groundswell of national anger. Losers: Everyone else While this broadening might be good news for Sanlu, it's bad news for everyone else. Consumers have no idea which domestic manufacturers they can trust. Even ice cream bars (sob!) look suspect. Foreign manufacturers such as Nestle may benefit for a while, assuming resentment doesn't turn on them later, which is possible. Also, Fonterra is now recalling its own Anmum branded milk in China. On top of its involvement in Sanlu, this may be wearing the foreign gloss a touch thin.
The Topps Meat Co.'s massive frozen hamburger beef recall has many shoppers worried about the safety of their meat, after it may have sickened 25 people in eight states. Topps Meat. Co. is recalling some of its hamburgers after a cluster of illnesses in the Northeast caused by E. coli bacteria. &quot;You don't know what's in it,&quot; one concerned shopper said. &quot;It makes me feel very scared, and I don't know what to eat.&quot; The recall, which includes 21.7 million pounds of meat, is enough to make a McDonald's regular hamburger for every adult in America.
Recently, Mattel (MAT) has had two product recalls ; one for toys with lead paint, and another for toys with powerful small magnets. Mattel chose the usual large company route: Have your CEO do a public apology , looking serious and sincere, outlining the problem and emphasizing the steps you’re taking to deal with it. Has this approach ever worked? I’m not being cynical here, I really want to know. Here’s why, in this case, I don’t think it worked. It’s obviously a highly rehearsed and planned speech from CEO Robert Eckert , in a suit, sitting in a fake environment. Everything about this video screams planned, rehearsed, fake — right down to his choreographed hand movements. Maybe it’s just me, but when he says, “I’m just as upset and disappointed as anyone,” I cringe.
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Crisis Management and Communications Madison, WI Clarke L. Caywood, Ph.D.
September 26, 2008 CHINA'S Premier, Wen Jiabao, has sought to ease growing concern abroad over contaminated Chinese milk by vowing to strengthen safety checks and meet international standards, as more countries boosted testing of Chinese food imports.
Speaking from New York where he is attending the United Nations general assembly, Mr Wen said China needed to better enforce checks at every stage of production and step up efforts to protect consumer interests.
"We want to make sure that our products and our food will not only meet domestic and international standards, but also meet the specific requirements of importing countries," the Premier said.
Mr Wen's remarks underscored China's recognition that the scandal, which has sickened about 54,000 Chinese babies and is blamed for the deaths of four infants, also has repercussions beyond its borders with the reputation of its exports at stake.
Chinese officials have withdrawn lollies thought to contain contaminated milk from shop shelves, echoing the expanding recalls across Asia and Europe of products ranging from yoghurt to biscuits.
Chinese authorities yanked White Rabbit Candy lollies from shelves in Shanghai and the southern province of Hainan in the first widely known recall on the Chinese mainland of goods other than milk products and milk.
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Keyword (s): Phone: Zip/Postal Code: Home Recall Information Please select a recall from the list below and follow the link to learn about that recall. Return to this page if you are interested in learning about additional recalls. This list includes Mattel recalls announced since August 4, 1998. For general recall information on any consumer product, and for earlier Mattel recalls, please visit www.recalls.gov . DateDescriptionProduct # 09/4/2007 Barbie® Accessory Sets Lead Paint Hazard Recall K8609K8608K8607K8606K8613J9485J9486 09/4/2007 GeoTrax™ Engine Lead Paint Hazard Recall H5705K3013 09/4/2007 It's a Big Big World™ Lead Paint Hazard Recall K9343 08/14/2007 Mattel Playsets with Magnet Hazard Recall J1944J1946J4142J5114J5115G4457G4458G4459G4460G4461G4462G4464G9703H1530H1532H1533B7124B2632B3158B3201B3203B3204B3207B3209B3210B3211B3396B7078B7082B7118B7125B7127B7129B8478B9521B9522B9523B9525B9578B9929C0504C0505C1341C1342G8602G8605G8612G8614G8615H1537H1538H1553H1554H3211J1659J1661J1662J1670J1681J1687J1695J4169J4170J4171J4172J9305J9306J9648J9965J9966K3460 08/14/2007 Barbie® Doll and Tanner™ Magnet Hazard Recall J9472J9560 08/14/2007 Pixar Cars Sarge Lead Paint Hazard Recall H6414M1253K5925L6294L4051 08/01/2007 Fisher-Price Toys with Lead Paint Hazard Recall H5570J6763L5202L3507B78889026790267H3344H5569J6765L581393107G971793492J0338H9124K3580H4628K3571J034693493J6537H9125K0617H8236346583366293615J0343H9186L3194H82379061433664B7554J0344H9188H4187H82388794690611B7989J0345H2943L3215M052493780C6908H9203K4139L0305M0527906099330890745C6911J9518K4140M0351M20519061393307C6909C6910J9692M0352M20529061239054B7987B9620K3414J5935G5112J79839306839038J6762J5936J2248M0732G382533663H3343------------------------------------------------------ Sold inCanada H6859J1136J9451K9287L5342H4650H4649K0730K2448 05/30/2007 Rainforest™ Open Top Take-Along Swing™ Recall K7203 02/15/2007 Laugh & Learn™ Learning Bunny™ Recall K0468K5862K6898K7884L0327 11/20/2006 Polly Pocket!™ Assortments B2632B3201B3158G8605H3211H1538H1537B7118 1/18/2006 Laugh & Learn™ Musical Learning Chair™ Recall H4609H7168 6/14/2005 Power Wheels Lightning PAC™ Tire Recall 73530 6/14/2005 Power Wheels MX3™ Mini Bike Tire Recall 73535 5/10/2005 Grow-To-Pro® Recall 7338677356 5/10/2005 Lil' Wagster Dragster™ B0335 4/14/2004 BATMAN™ BATMOBILE™ Vehicle B4944 11/13/2003 Power Wheels MX3 Mini Bike 73535B2222 11/13/2003 Power Wheels Lightning PAC™ 73530 6/19/2003 Sparkling Symphony™ Mobile 71985 4/23/2003 Little People® Animal Sounds Farm™ 7797377746 4/10/2002 Smart Response™ Swing 796457964779644 7/31/2001 Bassinet 793367933879334 7/31/2001 Grow to Pro® Basketball 72408
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UPDATE 1-Mattel apologizes to China for product recalls
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:26am EDT
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BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A senior Mattel executive apologized to China on Friday for recent recalls of Chinese-made toys and said it took full responsibility.
Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, has come under scrutiny following the recall of about 21 million of its Chinese-made toys in a span of five weeks, many because of excessive levels of lead paint.
"Our reputation has been damaged lately by these recalls," Thomas Debrowski, Mattel's executive vice president of worldwide operations, told China's quality watchdog chief, Li Changjiang.
"Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologises personally to you, the Chinese people and all of our customers who received the toys."
He said he realized the damage that had been done to the reputation of Chinese goods.
"But it's important for everyone to understand that the vast majority of those products that we recalled were the result of a design flaw in Mattel's design, not through a manufacturing flaw in Chinese manufacturers."
Before the Mattel recalls, a spate of incidents involving unsafe Chinese products ranging from toys and seafood to toothpaste that entered both EU and U.S. markets prompted calls on both sides of the Atlantic for a ban on products "made in China".
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Crisis Training: The Seven R's R Respond 1… “An hour ago we learned…” R Regret 2 … “If this is true we are outraged” R Resolution 3… “We will fix the problem now” R R Restitution 4… “We will aid each family” Reform 5… “We will do everything possible to be sure that this never happens again.” R