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Inventor brings US business into loop with Wonder Loom


December 17, 2013 10:53 am ET

WIXOM, MICH. — Two years after going into business, Rainbow Loom inventor Cheong Choon Ng was nearing the millionth sale of his plastic-pronged device for weaving colorful rubber band bracelets. Then sales skyrocketed — and now he's...

Hong Kong debates limits on phthalates, consumer group finds high levels in toys


November 25, 2013 2:10 pm ET

A consumer watchdog group in Hong Kong said it has found levels of phthalates in plastic toys up to 380 times that allowed in the United States and Europe, releasing its research as the government there considers tougher rules on the chemicals.

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