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Merchants in Los Angeles' Toy District say the highly publicized Chinese toy recalls have cut into their sales. The 12-block area has been a longtime central point for imported toy cars, action figures and other knick-knacks. In many cases, sales are off about 40% from last year. "People see in the news that the toys are not safe. People are scared," one merchant says.Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times