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Old 11-17-2007, 05:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Well, the title says it all. Does anyone know anything about this?

I'm hoping that someone has a link to something showing that they do not contain lead :
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There is a thread over in the toddler's forum about this. Let me go find the link...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=769735
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Thank you! :
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I'll pose this question here, too:

why do various toy sites say that MD is made in the US when in fact it's made in China? How are we supposed to know what's what if there's misinformation everywhere?

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Lead is just one issue. So they take extra care, big deal, they're still made in China and even if they are following the law, the standards that the Chinese gov't sets, for the workers, are laughable.
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I'll pose this question here, too:

why do various toy sites say that MD is made in the US when in fact it's made in China? How are we supposed to know what's what if there's misinformation everywhere?

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I think some companies say "made in the USA" if the company is an American-owned company, Melissa & Doug for example. However the toy packaging should correctly state "Manufactured in China".
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M&D are not ostriches, unlike most everyone else who mnfrs in China (toys or otherwise). A lot of companies kind of have this whole "don't ask, don't tell" policy, where they just don't want to know what goes on. Everyone was so quick to blame the Chinese when the whole Mattell recalls started, but I blame Mattel for giving short-shrift to compliance.

M&D does proactive, (and more importantly, unannounced and frequent) compliance inspections of their factories to make sure their standards are upheld. No one cares if the Chinese standards are upheld, because those standards are so unbelievable low they're meaningless. A company making goods (again, any kind of product) in China has to get in there, roll up their sleeves, and start digging around. Which is exactly what M&D does.

Personally, I think M&D toys are kind of overpriced, but no, I do not worry about lead safety.
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I think some companies say "made in the USA" if the company is an American-owned company, Melissa & Doug for example. However the toy packaging should correctly state "Manufactured in China".
I get that, but if we're purchasing from websites (I'm in Alaska - I do a lot of internet shopping), how are we to know when we can't look at the packaging? I think it's deceptive personally.

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i acutally used to wonder about M & D toys BEFORE all the news stories.
i dont know why,i was just nervous of them,still cant totally shake it....
but ive heard it said they really *do* make sure that they are very safe.
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