Read Case Eight, Mattel and Toy Safety (PROVIDED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE). This case describes the 2007 Mattel toy recalls, which were in response to findings that several children’s toys were coated in lead-based paint.
Write an eight- to ten-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), that addresses the following:
- Explain if Mattel acted in a socially responsible and ethical manner with regard to the safety of its toys.
- Describe what Mattel should or could have done differently.
- Describe who or what was responsible for the fact that children were exposed to potentially dangerous toys.
- Explain the best way to ensure the safety of children’s toys and consider how the following groups would respond: government regulators (in the United States and China); consumer advocates, the toy industry, children’s product retailers, and standard-setting organizations. Explain the differences in their point of view.
- Describe what you think is the best way for society to protect children from harmful toys and discuss the appropriate roles for various stakeholders in this process.
Writing the Final Case Analysis Paper
The Final Case Analysis Paper:
- Must be eight- to ten- pages in length (excluding the title page, references page, exhibits, etc.) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a cover page:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must include an introductory paragraph with a clearly stated thesis or topic.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. That is, state your response to the content, either positive or negative, and then defend your position. If multiple options/alternatives/positions are present and are being rejected, you must also defend the reasons for rejecting an option.
- Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis or topic and a closing paragraph that summarizes the main point or points of your paper.
- Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
- Must include, on the final page, a reference list that is completed according to APA style
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