Was there a prodromal (precrisis) phase in this case? If so, identify this stage and the

 

event(s) that explain it.

 

. Which issues management framework would you suggest to best explain this case? Why?

 

. Is it ethical that Mattel is partially exempt from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement

 

Act of 2008? What signal and impact would this exemption send to and have on the

 

industry?