Friday, August 03, 2007

Fisher-Price Recall

The fun continues in the What the Hell is Lead Paint Doing In My Child's Toy land.
Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys — including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters — because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.

See this article for more details.

Just remember, sometimes you get more than you pay for when you're dealing with pricing competition that forces our companies to move their production plants overseas. And not in a good way, either.


Missy said...

The list is HUGE. Scary.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

I know. Yet another reason why I'm trying to limit Caitlin's Toy Intake to something more reasonable.

First, Thomas the Tank Engine (which I didn't post about) and now this. I wouldn't be surprised to hear about more and more problems with items from China as the wall of silence comes tumbling down. All that cheap stuff comes at a high price.

Cynthia said...

Easy-Bake ovens and S'Mores Machines have lead in them, too. I had lotsa returnin' to do a couple of Xmases ago!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Good to know, Cynthia! Thanks for letting us know.

Cynthia said...

It was AWFUL....I had people from all corners of the earth looking for that silly S'Mores thing, and my dad sent one from NC about two days before Christmas. Needless to say, I just threw some paper around it without giving it too much scrutiny. Christmas morning, many tears flowed (mine included, because it was a big huge PITA to find that stupid thing) when I looked at the box and there was a note in big red letters on the side of the box that said, "WARNING: Contains LEAD." I couldn't get that thing out of my house fast enough! But, on the bright side, at least they admitted it,

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