I think there have been some. BUt not totally sure. I have seen various mamas around here on M&D boycotts, so that's why I'm assuming so. Which is sad, because it's one of the brands I told everyone to get the kids for Christmas.
Our local organic clothing and natural toys store won't carry them anymore. I think they are just too iffy. The paint chips, their made in China, and they've become sorta corporate. Some people claim to have done tests at home and have had positive lead results. Others have only natural toys and kids testing high in lead. They got rid of the MID toys and said their children's levels dropped.
We're just playing it safe. I don't think anything is set in stone. MID issued a statement saying their toys are safe. But of course they did......lol. I personally haven't gotten rid of ours, but I do keep almost all of them put away now. I think I left three MID things out. I'm waiting to hear more.
November 1, 2007 Letter from
> > Melissa & Doug products are carefully crafted and use non-toxic
> > coatings. As indicated on all of our item packages, our products meet
> > or exceed all U.S. toy testing standards.
> > Regarding the recent concerns over lead safe ty in toys, we definitely
> > appreciate and understand your concern. Please be assured, we test for
> > lead VERY frequently.
> > It's quite possible to make great quality children's items in China,
> > which meet all safety regulations, but the key point is that you have
> > to test and inspect very frequently to be sure that your factories are
> > always following your instructions explicitly. We assure you that's
> > exactly what we do.
> > From our experience, the key to doing this correctly is not simply to
> > insist that your factories follow your instructions, but then to go
> > one step further and to AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST very frequently. That
> > is the most important part of the process, and it's something our
> > company has always taken VERY seriously.
> > Thanks again for asking, and thanks for your support also.
> > Your Ded icated Customer Service Team
> > Melissa & Doug, Inc.
I continue to buy their products. I feel the need to speak up for them. :P If something we own is recalled (and nothing has been) then I'll address it-but I do believe they try to be conscientious-as much as is in their control to be.