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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Dangerous Toys Alert

Lead, Chromium, and Arsenic found--here's the story:

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I just got this email an hour ago. I wonder if we have a mutual friend? lol..

I'm steering away from ANY plastic toy from China right now. Total boycott, the kids stuff too.

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OMG - my girls eat off of plates that are made in China. I got them at Cost Plus World Market. Tonight they go in the trash. Probably all the plush toys the girls have were made in China. Were the antlers in the video plush or hard plastic? I couldn't tell. My girls don't chew hard plastic toys so I don't buy them, but I do have tons of plush toys, probably all made in China.
Their favorite things are our socks and undies anyway so maybe they get a six-pack of sport socks and package of underwear for Christmas (and the Orbee toys).

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Ok. This is a dumb question, but can there be much or any lead in the plush toys?

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I can't figure out how there could be but who knows what's in the fabric or the stuffing. I do plan to launder them before giving them to the girls and their other plush toys get laundered regularly. I sincerely hope they are safe. Some of them are really favorites of my two and I'd hate to take them away but I would in a hot second if I knew there was a chance some poison of some sort was in them.

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Tom, Thanks for the post.

This is crazy. You cannot trust things from China and what is even scarier its hard to find anything made in the USA.
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Kara, to me that is not a dumb question at all!! My guys favorite toys are stuffed animals, and ropes. Anything else they leave alone. Gosh, now that I have spent a fortune on hide a bee and hide a squirrel, I hope they are not from china!

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Me too, Laurie. My Hide-A-Bee hasn't even arrived yet. I sure hope it will be safe for the girls to play with. A local radio station was advertising a place that parents could take toys to be tested for lead contamination for free. Wish I would have paid closer attention.

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i wonder how available/expensive a lead tester is?
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Thanks for the warning, Tom! When the toys from China recall came out a couple of months ago, one of our local TV stations showed a kit that you can purchase at "a hardware store" that was relatively inexpensive. You may want to check your local hardware store.

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