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post #21 of 32
I was thinking about this today. I just saw the news. My son has so many toys that were presents that I am worried about. They all end up in his mouth. This is so sad. I think I am going to buy some of those tests anyways. I need to know, and I pray that they are accurate for me.
post #22 of 32
I just wrote into wbz tv for help ...."There are so many notices about toy recalls, is there a list of toys that have been checked and been found free of lead paint. I am so worried that my son's toys haven't been tested and could be harmful. Can you guys get a list of all toys that have been tested??? So we know which have lead paint, which don't, and which are not know yet. Thank you so much for your help. You must know what a nightmare this is for parents."
DO you think that they will read it??? Maybe I should write into Help me Hank! I think it is kind of amazing that they anounce all of these recalls and no one is asking about the rest of the toys. This is going to drive me crazy. I think I am going to put away almost all of my son's toys. My poor little guy. Am I over reacting? I am just so worried.
post #23 of 32
I've decided to tell everyone I don't want ANYTHING thats made in China! Only stuff made in the US/Canada/Europe. Maybe Mexico. Sure, that tends to limit our toy options, but bah. I didn't have all the plastic crap thats out today, and I was just totally happy. So will my son be! Once DS gets old enough to stop putting EVERYTHING in his mouth, we might re-evaluate. But, for now, while he's little, NOTHING FROM CHINA! has totally become my motto
post #24 of 32
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post #25 of 32
We've lived in places with lead paint (of course under latex paint) so it isn't like it isn't in our environment already... but the toy thing does bug me. I think it is safe to suspect any toy with red and yellow paint made in china... but also many lunch boxes (the soft sided ones esp. with character's on them)... and children's bibs (glad we were never really successful with using bibs!)

I was SO MAD when I heard about the thomas stuff, because my boys love these toys, and they were originally made here in the US sometime in the last 5 years they switched the operation over to China...

But I try to be very careful about not turning this into a china bashing exercise--but there has been so much growth there and very little control.

Oh, and another thing (we don't really do apple juice except for Martinelli's for a holiday) but most apple juice is from... you guessed it: CHINA!

Another vote for sticks, leaves, and rocks!
post #26 of 32
These recalls have been really upsetting to me. Especially the Thomas Train recalls, because I guess I had this idea that if a toy was made of wood it was safer/better than others.

Today I gathered all of the Thomas trains, die-cast cars/trains/etc, and took them out of the house. I just feel like I don't know what is safe and what is not. I'm not sure if I'm going to throw them away yet or not. But I just can't take a chance with a 2 yr old and a 10 month old who put toys in their mouths all the time. I have started questioning every toy we have. I wish there was a good way to find out if they are actually safe and lead-free.

I couldn't believe how many things we have that are made in China... seriously...Is EVERYTHING made in China?? I'm not blaming this on China though... really the accountability should lie with the toy companies that only care about increasing profits and not about our children....

Okay... I'll get off my soap box now. It's just such a bummer.
post #27 of 32
This really upsets me too. My mom has the little people farm set and she bought ir for DS several years ago so I assumed it was safe. No, the recalled farm toys date all the way back to 2002! So for FIVE years these toys were being made with lead paint and nobody caught it? My son has been playing with this stupid lead painted toy for years now, I am beyond pissed. He also has sensory processing difficulties and I can't help but to wonder if these toys have anything to do with it...
post #28 of 32
the little people farm was recalled for lead paint? anyone have a link? my kids love little people! and all ours were purchased in 2003-2005!

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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
This really upsets me too. My mom has the little people farm set and she bought ir for DS several years ago so I assumed it was safe. No, the recalled farm toys date all the way back to 2002! So for FIVE years these toys were being made with lead paint and nobody caught it? My son has been playing with this stupid lead painted toy for years now, I am beyond pissed. He also has sensory processing difficulties and I can't help but to wonder if these toys have anything to do with it...
post #29 of 32
I thought the Little People Farm set was recalled for screws that fell off and kids swallowed or asperated them?
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by coleslaw View Post
I thought the Little People Farm set was recalled for screws that fell off and kids swallowed or asperated them?
yes this is what I thought too!? the reason I remember it is because I bought one for my nephew and had to return it!(it was in 2004 though if I remember correctly!)
post #31 of 32
The Farm Set was for a latch that could come off...you can find the settlement info online. The fisher price lead paint toys are here: http://service.mattel.com/us/recall/39054_IVR.asp?prod= and the magnet recall items are linked by brand from here: http://www.mattel.com/safety/us/
post #32 of 32
This is a lead test kit that I have used before for some items around my house like pottery. You can order it online, but I found it at Lowe's. It was super easy to use. However, just be aware that it is not accurate for red paint. It might be worth looking into before tossing out non-recalled toys.
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