I despise battery-operated toys for their loudness and need of constant recharge. In addition to the annoyance of these toys, there may be another reason to ban them from your home:
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Chinese children poisoned by battery factory
The New York Times reports:
China Daily reports the battery company is also responsible for lead in the soil, and unfortunately this case is not that unique:
I don’t know what kind of batteries these plants produce. Whether car batteries or toy batteries, children in China should not suffer the karma of the modern world’s addiction to electronics.
Is it worth the novelty of a singing toothbrush or greeting card to sicken children in any country?
Imagine how helpless parents feel as their children fall ill because of the battery plants. They may have manufacturing jobs, but at what cost to their children’s health?
The New York Times continues:
We all hold some responsibility when any child falls ill from environmental toxins if we use the products these companies produce, whether directly or indirectly. Although we may avoid plastic, toxic toys to protect our own children, it is important to remember children are most affected at the source of production. Once again, stories like this makes one think twice about purchasing something made in China.