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I have been on the rampage getting rid of junk toys in our home and have been replacing them with better stuff. I love the HABA baby toys but the little balls on so many of them have me a little concerned. Here's an example of what I am talking about : <a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1039/Haba-Squeak-squeak.html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...ak-squeak.html</a><br><br>
What do you think? That the ball won't ever come off? That it might but the string should fray first and you'll see it? That I am silly?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I can see why that would worry you. I am not much of a worrier usually but choking is scary!<br><br>
I have this wooden haba carseat toy. There is a little bell on there that scares me. I tugged on it and it seems pretty safe, but I still worry when he is back there being quiet.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1036/Haba-Blossom-Stroller-Toy.html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...oller-Toy.html</a><br><br><br>
Maybe we can write the company and just tell them we are concerned and ask how they test their toys that have small parts? what do you think?
 

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Wow - I hadn't thought about it, but we have that toy! We returned one to the store that had a crack in the wood on one piece that was obviously before it was painted, so it left the factory that way. The cracked piece could have easily popped off and been a choking hazard.
 

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Having fished everything from an entire candle, to a chapstick tube, to that little rubber plug from the end of the door stop out of ds's mouth, I don't think that a little wooden ball is going to foil me! Personally, I'm more worried about the catfood he seems bent on eating! What genius decided to make it the exact same size and general shape as Oatie O's? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">:
 

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I worried about it too. But I figured it would fray before it would break and it has a hole in it, so it should be less likely to block the airway than a solid ball. Might sound weird, abviously you wouldn't want babe to swallow it regardless, but it seemed less scary when I realized that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can see why that would worry you. I am not much of a worrier usually but choking is scary!<br><br>
I have this wooden haba carseat toy. There is a little bell on there that scares me. I tugged on it and it seems pretty safe, but I still worry when he is back there being quiet.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1036/Haba-Blossom-Stroller-Toy.html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...oller-Toy.html</a><br><br><br>
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A bit OT, but it's still about safety -- that toy you linked to is a stroller toy, not for the car seat. If you have it attached to your dc's car seat, it can become a projectile in a crash.
 

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We have some Haba Toys with the wooden balls and it did seem worriesome at first but we tried to pull one off and they are stuck on very, very well with some type of rubber grommet on the inside. So I've let it go. They are made in Germany and tested by Stiftung Warentest etc and passed all of that so I would think the mechanism that holds the balls on should be strong enough to make them safe.
 

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I dont think youre being silly at all, I am paranoid too... Here is two haba toys we have since I worry..<br><br><br><a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1179/Haba-Ramba-Zamba.html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...mba-Zamba.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1296/Haba-Trix.html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...Haba-Trix.html</a><br><br><br>
they have a few other ones too where they dont have the little balls
 

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They don't really bother me. If I worry about something I yank on it myself. We also pick up her toys every night, and I think that I'd notice if one was in disrepair.
 

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I personally think they are pretty safe. I have been working in daycares in Germany for several years before I came to the States and almost all toys we had there were from Haba. It was a daycare so they got played with a lot and I never saw any small pieces come off. I bought a lot of Haba toys for my baby too and feel pretty safe about them. At least I know there isn't any lead paint coming off of them.
 

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Just so you know, but many of the haba toys are now being made in china now too. Some of the "safe" toy sites have pulled them. Not the bigger toys though, like the push carts...fwiw...
 

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Moving to family safety <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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