Trashing Toys – With Recalls, What’s a Parent to Do?
Posted Aug 26 2008 11:36pm
Now that middle class parents everywhere are concerned about toys made in China and busily sneaking offending items out of their children’s realm, one wonders what is to become of them? The toys, not the children.
Right around this time of year many of us plan our yearly or bi-yearly yard sale, E-bay sale or trip to a charity that accepts old household items. And what about that bag of toys spirited away from the youngsters because of lead, phthalate or concerns about other toxins? What should we do about that? We count on the money earned or the tax write-off to supplement new toys purchase or stretch the household budget.