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Fun while it worked... For a day.,
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This review is from: Angry Birds Plush 5-Inch Red Bird with Sound (Toy)
This toy failed within a couple days, and it was not just a defective unit. I have three differnt toys from the same line, and they all failed almost immediately.
So, I opened them up to take a look at the electronics. Just a really poor design. If you press the button too hard, you bend a contact spring. After that, it will never work again because the contact doesn't hit the right place on the circuit board. Easily fixed by bending it back, but without further modification it is just going to happen again. Guess this company has never heard of testing.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2011 1:18:20 PM PST
It is made in China, that explains it all.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 5:58:18 PM PST
Edward Dolan says:
Almost everything is made in China and they make really good products. What you said is never a good reply to faulty products because China's products are high quality. Almost every item you have was made by China.
Posted on Dec 13, 2011 8:58:04 AM PST
My take on this would be it is one of this yr's unexpected "fad" toys.....so as many companies that could threw together whatever they could....
As for China, yes, most of what we all now own is made in China or elsewhere which is a shame. They use slave labor and have essentially NO quality control: remember the poisoned pet foods, and toys of a few yrs ago? And the literally poisonous baby formula that fortunately never made it over here, but killed thousands of babies in China and placed many others on kidney dialysis....the factory manager was trying to "cut corners" and bought a protein for the formula not able to be used by humans.....he was executed but it didn't save those children. I don't feel we should be so complacent about items made in third world countries with low or no safety standards, watch-dog groups, etc.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2011 10:04:01 PM PST
Most of everything you buy is made from China. Yet, not everything you buy breaks. Why is that? It's because there are quality manufacturers and there are those who cut corners.
Let's also be mindful that incidents like this happens in the US too -- just not as often. And, America also has a dark past that is afflicted with child labor abuse, slavery (for a LONG time), poor quality control (they used to use cardboard IN cereals) and dangerous safety hazards.
People want to point at China and other nations for making these items AND they want to complain that we need to bring these jobs back to America; yet, these same people continue to buy overseas goods. (yes, all those Apple products that you own are made in China) They refuse to pay more AND they think it's China's fault? The situation in China is what it is -- they are in the process of becoming a developed nation. In America's past, we had the same crap happen in our industrialization process -- same disheartening stories. There are pros AND CONS to every option. Buying American made goods means that there is a much less risk of the products being dangerous (I won't even say "quality" because a lot of American made goods have crap quality) but, you are also looking at maybe 100%+ price increases to your purchases.
As an example, an iPad 2 made in America would cost about $1200+ if Apple were to keep it's 44% margins. (Googled the source) Now, obviously, I can't say for certain as this is all hypothetical but I can definitely say that there would be prices increases and increases would NOT be minimal. And, this is the same nation that come out in hordes on Black Friday and sometimes even become violent for $20 off discounts.
Yes, it's awful that we don't live in a perfect world but you still need to realize that this isn't just a one sided story.
Posted on Jan 5, 2012 2:14:25 PM PST
Rob Jackson says:
It's an $8 stuffed cartoon cardinal, people. It's not an iPad. If it's cute and looks good in the dog toy basket, it's worth what you paid for it.
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