EU: China making 'considerable progress' in toy safety

The European Union backed off a threat to ban certain toys and products from China because of safety and health concerns, saying Thursday that Beijing was working to ensure its exports meet international standards. The EU had demanded China raise safety checks on exports, after European consumers were hit by numerous recalls of Chinese-made toys this year. But an EU review of Chinese efforts found Beijing has shown "considerable progress ... in taking corrective actions to stop the flow of dangerous goods onto the European market."