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post #21 of 37
This thread has been really helpful to me!

Now I wish their were some alternative to Hot Wheels because my kids love their Hot Wheels, but my 9 year old said he would give them up if they had lead in them.
post #22 of 37
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oh great do they have lead? we have hotwheels coming out of our ears. I mean I knew they weren't made in Germany by organic elves or anything, but I guess I sort of was in denial about those.
post #23 of 37
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oh great do they have lead? we have hotwheels coming out of our ears. I mean I knew they weren't made in Germany by organic elves or anything, but I guess I sort of was in denial about those.
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post #24 of 37
ho, man, i'm gigging.

There are tons of wooden car and truck options out there that I bet are just as fun as matchbox cars.
post #25 of 37
The only hard part of giving up hotwheels would be finding tracks and cars that are compatible for fun races. I saw some brand at FAO Schwarz this weekend though but it didn't say anywhere on it where they were made...the name seemed German though.
post #26 of 37
My husband's cousin just brought us a ton of Hot Wheel-style cars and trucks from Switzerland (he was there on work). They are marked "Made in Switzerland" and have "NO PVC" written all over them! I wonder if these kind of brands would be available in the US?
post #27 of 37
What is the brand? That could be the one I saw at FAO, they said "No PVC" as well! I came so close to buying some but I just couldn't determine from the package where they were from.
post #28 of 37
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What is the brand? That could be the one I saw at FAO, they said "No PVC" as well! I came so close to buying some but I just couldn't determine from the package where they were from.
I think it's SIKU, but maybe it says SKU? HTH.
post #29 of 37
Lego and Duplo aren't. I was also going to say Ravensburger and Playmobil--- but that's been mentioned already. There are tons of non toxic toys from around the world, namely Germany, but the former toys are more what I would call 'reasonably priced'. And easy for grandparents to find.
post #30 of 37
Here's a list of Little Tikes toys that are made in the U.S.A. http://www.littletikes.com/toys/toys...in%20the%20usa
post #31 of 37
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I think it's SIKU, but maybe it says SKU? HTH.
Those are the ones I saw! Thank you so much!!! It's SIKU. They looked super nice...and are of course cheaper online than at FAO in Manhattan (but what isn't LOL).
post #32 of 37
Pearler Beads are made in USA. This is the gift I buy in bulk to give as birthday gifts to my boys classmates, so I was happy to notice this after the Aquadots recall (Pearler Beads are similar in concept, except you iron them together instead of spraying them with water so I assume the chemical makeup differs).
post #33 of 37
Thread Starter 
all our matchbox cars are like $1 a piece though. He has a ton and loves them. I never set out to get him a million but he was given some and then they kind of became an inexpensive treat for him at the store or something. : I have been buying the wooden plan toy cars- they're great but pricier. Standard American here! Too many toys and I am used to them cheap. :

Anyway I thought pvc was just in plastic? I liked the matchbox cuz they were metal. I guess I should google that and check out the brand you mention.
post #34 of 37
Does anyone know of a wooden alphabet puzzle not MIC? Lots of M&D out there, but that's not what I want!
post #35 of 37
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Does anyone know of a wooden alphabet puzzle not MIC? Lots of M&D out there, but that's not what I want!
I think Ravensburger has letter puzzles. They are more of a heavy cardboard, but they are well made, not flimsy.

This Ravensburger site also has SIKU products:

http://www.ravensburger.com/US/Child...6-2437327.html
post #36 of 37
I've enjoyed this website: www.thewoodenwagon.com Their toys are all European made. And also www.palumba.com has lots of US made toys.
post #37 of 37
www.tenthousandvillages.com

All fair trade items, not MIC

Their gifts for kids section:

http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/c...ift_idea_id=38
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