Odd...I did a search to see if I could find any articles reporting this and all I could find was numerous ads stating that they are made with non-toxic paints. Maybe whoever told you or whatever you read was wrong?
I am always a bit suspicious when threads like this come up and never get resolved. Did anyone contact M&D? We have a lot of their toys and while my dd is beyond the chewing stage she definitely put a lot of their toys in her mouth when she was teething. So, I looked at many, many toy stores online and they all say that M&D use non-toxic paint on their toys. I feel re-assured, but just in case, here are some ways they can be reached. Write back if you contact them and have anything to add.
thanks so much!!
im taking my DD's m and D toys away now for sure.. i got her the shape sorter and she cews on it like crazy, its been chipping b/ of her chewing and its listed for i think 24 months and above!!