Mattel Inc. (pronounced /məˈtɛl/; NASDAQ: MAT) is the world's largest toy company based on revenue. The products it produces include Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Masters of the Universe, American Girl dolls, board games, and, in the early 1980s, video game consoles. The company's name is derived from Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler, who founded the company in 1945. Handler's wife, Ruth Handler, later became president, and is credited with establishing the Barbie product line for the company in 1959. Mattel closed its last American factory, originally part of the Fisher-Price division, in 2002. By 2007, Mattel's toys were primarily manufactured by subcontractors in Asia.
Campaign Finance$903,684 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Mattel Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Mattel Inc $2,020,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Science & Technology,
- Chemical Industry,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.4040 Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act H.R.321 Currency Harmonization Initiative Through Neutralizing Action Act of 2005 H.R.1498 H.R.2942 Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2007 S.1607 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2007 S.1677 Promoting Market Access for Financial Services Act H.R.782 Fair Currency Act of 2007 S.571 S.2045 CPSC Reform Act of 2007 H.R.2138 Investment in America Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 19 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
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The tables show occurrences of "Mattel Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 25 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 3 ETA Trade Adjustment Act Notices September 22, 2006 to November 30, 2006 2007
- Toggle 1 FTC Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations 2006
- Toggle 1 FDA Refrain From or Approving any Application for a 0.6 mg Oral Colchicine Tablet with a Proposed Indication Already Approve for Colcrys® That is not Submitted as an Appreviated New Drug Application - CLOSED 2010
- Toggle 1 EPA Actions regarding Lead Emissions from Piston-Engine Aircraft Using Leaded Aviation Gasoline 2007
- Toggle 1 USCBP Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise 2007
- Toggle 1 DOT U.S. - China Air Services 1999
- Toggle 1 EPA Dichlorvos (DDVP); Reregistration Eligibility Decision 2002
- Toggle 1 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 2006
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies 2008
Advisory Committees4 people on 4 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
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