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We were at a yard sale on the weekend and they had Little People and the farm and zoo.  My baby loves them but now he's starting to chew on the little people and animals and I am worrying that they might have BPA or lead or something.  Does anyone know about Fisher Price and BPA or lead?

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I go here : http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/toys/

 

You can search toys and see what chemicals they tested for. They don't have all toys, and probably not older ones, but it's a start.

 

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It's the chlorine, which indicates PVC, that makes these unacceptable to me.
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I go here : http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/toys/

 

You can search toys and see what chemicals they tested for. They don't have all toys, and probably not older ones, but it's a start.

 

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Thank you very much P.J.!  That is a great site!
 

 

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It's the chlorine, which indicates PVC, that makes these unacceptable to me.


 St. Margaret, I just checked on the link P.J. gave me and it turns out that, yes, the brown cow that he puts in his mouth has chlorine.  That makes me sick and very angry.  Fisher price is not going to be in my house anymore.  He has only had these toys since Saturday but I am sickened that he was putting them in his mouth.  I can't believe they sell these things. 

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What about the vintage Fisher Price toys? I collect them for myself and I've been letting my son play with the Jumping Jack toy and he loves to put the strap for it in his mouth. He also likes to do the same with the crib activity center (it lays on the floor or sits against the wall).
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What about the vintage Fisher Price toys? I collect them for myself and I've been letting my son play with the Jumping Jack toy and he loves to put the strap for it in his mouth. He also likes to do the same with the crib activity center (it lays on the floor or sits against the wall).


 MamitaM, after leaving the awesome site P.J. showed me I also googled fisher price and toy safety..not liking what I'm finding at all.  They apparently were even selling a toy blood pressure cuff with lead in it so I would be afraid of the vintage stuff, sorry to say.

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I found this on safemama's website...she talks about how other companies will disclose what's in their products but fp wont.  http://safemama.com/2008/05/09/safe-mama-boycotting-fisher-price/

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Oh crap that really sucks. I think it's wrong for a company not to disclose this information.
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Oh crap that really sucks. I think it's wrong for a company not to disclose this information.


 Yes, me too

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