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Tumbling Dominos – Toy Recalls Could Lead to Toy Shortage This Christmas. by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm I wrote this post awhile ago and it originally ran on gnmparents.com...but, I thought you might be interested too! As I continue to read and write about toy recalls that have surged over the last month, it occurs to me that I should start my Christmas shopping early this year. Way early. Like Now. If you are unfamil ... Read on »
The Low Impact Recall - Why Toy Recalls Rarely Effect Us by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm Reason # 307 to not buy mainstream toys When there is a toy recall...we don't even have to check More Wordless Wednesday Read on »
Mattel Toy Recall: Reduce the Risk and Prevent Lead Toxicity in Children by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:16pm 1 Comment With a recall of close to 21 million toys; Mattel Toy manufacturer and parents of children playing wtih Mattel toys, like Sesame Street characters, Barbie and Polly Pocket, Batman and Fisher-Price trains, face significant fear of potential cases of lead poisoning and high lead toxicity levels in children. For worrysome parents wondering if ... Read on »
Nowhere To Hide - A List of "Crunchy" Toys On the Recall List by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm Hearthsong? Magic Cabin? For goodness sakes…Gund? All names that appear on the toy recall lists on the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission web site. Wooden push toys? Yarn bunnies? Fabric and wood doll sets? All “not-quite-crunchy” toys that appear on the recall list. I own at least three of these myself. This just a partial lis ... Read on »
Let Them, No MAKE Them Play with Cardboard Boxes - Crunchy Toy Recalls by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm Another day. another recall… Since crunchy toys have started to appear on recall notices (why wouldn't they; they're made in China too), I’ve given these reports a bit more of my attention. I’ve even been motivated to check back over the months and see what I, in my complacency, had missed. The latest is a pencil box from Im ... Read on »
"Thomas and Friends" railway toys recalled for lead by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:31pm Warn everyone you know who has little boys (and, of course, lead is bad for fertility...): Yahoo! News : "'Thomas and Friends' railway toys recalled WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1 million of the popular 'Thomas & Friends' wooden railway toys made in China are being voluntarily recalled because some may contain lead ... Read on »
Massive toy recall startles worried parents by Davina Perera ('10)/ Eastside World Issues Editor by Cascia T. Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 10:44pm The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced another recall for the world's largest toy company, Mattel Inc. As of August 14, about 19 million toys have been recalled worldwide. "The company has ordered that all products be pulled off retail shelves," said acting chairwoman of the safety commission Nancy Nord ... Read on »
Massive toy recall startles worried parents by Davina Perera ('10)/ Eastside World Issues Editor by Cascia T. Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 10:44pm Shop Toys by Character at Walmart.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced another recall for the world's largest toy company, Mattel Inc. As of August 14, about 19 million toys have been recalled worldwide. "The company has ordered that all products be pulled off r ... Read on »
Take that Out of your Mouth! Toy Recalls Hit Halloween by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm It was a lovely evening last night. The neighbors were out enjoying the autumn cool. The kids were running around in the twilight, when, my DS suddenly ran up to me and smiled. Bright pink, plastic vampire teeth gleamed at me from his grin. My first thought: Oh how cute? – Nope. He’s getting big now? Nope. I bet those th ... Read on »
Toy Recalls: Get the lead out! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:30pm Yes, first it was a toxic Thomas and dangerous Dora, now its bad Batman. As you may have heard, there was another major toy recall for toys manufactured in China. Today’s alert instructs families to throw away some 9 million Mattel toys due to loose magnets and lead paint: http://www.cpsc.gov/ (click on Recent Recalls) Given recen ... Read on »