6 U.S. toy makers profit after the China recalls

Small companies see sales increases as customers scrutinize their purchases.

Whittle Shortline Railroad
Whittle Shortline Railroad
Valley Park, MO

Since the China recalls began, Whittle Shortline Railroad's two-year-old toy, The Little Engine That Could, has become the biggest seller for the company, accounting for 40% of sales, according to owner Mike Whitworth. In second place: the Amtrak train, at $49.99. To meet customer demand for products made in the States, Whitworth has rolled out new offerings, such as the U.S. Postal Service Truck. His company projects a 300% increase in sales of its domestically-made playthings this year. "Every day sales just keep getting bigger and bigger," says Whitworth. "It's going to be a good year for us."

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