Originally Posted by reducereuserecycle
they have recalled toys, in the past, for having lead on them. the recall wasn't in the US- it was in Europe....but who cares....they are, IMO, frauds. plus alot of the toys are made of cheap pressed wood that can easily splenter. there were several long treads around last christmas that told all the horrible details, but basically, M&D is not a toy i want around.
What really irks me about M&D is the fact that the toys chip paint almost immediately. It really grossed me out with the play food. A friend had emailed M&D last year when the lead thing was brought out into the open and they never responded back to her questions or concerns. You'd think that a company that size would even have some kind of standard email response to assure people that their products were fine. I found that terrible customer service.
I ended up selling all the M&D stuff I had. Not because I had concerns about the safety (if that were the case, I would have dumped them in the bins our local children's museum had for possible lead toys), but because I just really hated that my kids were at an age where they were mouthing things and I hate them ingesting chipped paint. Many, many people don't care about that kind of thing, and I had 2 dozen people respond to my ads on craigslist for these toys.