The Spanish-language Instagram account of Chinese retail firm Miniso previously posted photos of products named "mystery toy boxes featuring Disney Princess dolls." In the post, dolls wearing traditional Chinese qipao dresses were mistakenly translated as "Japanese geishas."
Designer toymaker Pop Mart announced that it would suspend a customized mystery toy boxes initiative in future cooperations with the food industry to eliminate possible food waste.
Xiaomi-backed smartphone brand Redmi announced that its mascots "Kino and Hoho" will release mystery toy boxes featuring nine different designs, with a limited number of 40,000.
On Monday, the China Consumers Association and People.cn's public opinion data center jointly issued a report on the top ten issues facing consumer rights protection in 2021 based on big data and social influence.
Leading toymakers Pop Mart and Miniso stock prices plummeted after state-run media Xinhua commented that regulators should further steer the blind boxes industry away from unbalanced development.
Chinese toy manufacturer Pop Mart has admitted to selling repackaged items at one of their outlets in Shandong, east China, following a customer complaint.