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Mattel official talks about regulatory rules while in Buffalo

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley
James Walter, senior vice president at Mattel.

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – Crisis management at the world's largest toy maker was the topic of a keynote address at Wednesday's UB Partners Day in downtown Buffalo. Former UB graduate James Walter was the feature speaker. He is a senior vice president for worldwide product quality, safety and regulatory compliance at Mattel. Walter talked to WBFO'S Eileen Buckley about how Mattel faced a huge toxic toy scandal in 2007 when it was forced to recall almost one million Chinese-made toys laced with lead.

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