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Chinese Businessman Commits Suicide After Toy Recall

A Chinese newspaper says the head of a company that made toys recalled in the United States because of safety concerns has committed suicide.

The "Southern Metropolis Daily" newspaper reports Monday that Zhang Shuhong of the Lee Der Industrial Company Limited was found dead in his Guangdong province factory Saturday.

Earlier this month U.S. toy giant Fisher-Price recalled nearly a million toys made by Lee Der from stores around the world.

Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, issued the recall after finding the products were covered in lead paint. Lead poisoning can cause brain damage in children.

The Chinese government suspended exports by Lee Der and another toy manufacturer RC2 Corporation whose products were recalled in June for safety reasons.

China has blacklisted more than 400 companies for violating trade rules, following growing concern about the safety of Chinese-made goods.