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There trying to kill us all.....Geesh this is growing old every time we turn around something is contaminated. :flame:
 

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Great. lead in paint for kids. pesticide in gluten used for pet food AND people food. Human rights violations up the wazoo....someone want to tell me why China has a "favored nation" trade status?

where's the "i'm totally disgusted" smiley?
 

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Having had 4 birthdays here within the last 2 months, I am glad I avoid character toys.

I'm still waiting for my wooden brio trains to be replaced from the last recall!
 

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Even wooden brio trains? Tell me it ain't so!
Please tell me that Playmobil is NOT made in China, please please please tell me that.
I adore those sets. :(
God Bless,
Michele
 

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It was scary for us because we bought our son a big rescue center thing for his birthday last year, and I'm thinking "We're missing half the pieces already! How are we gonna do this? It's his favorite toy!" - but fortunately it wasn't included in the recall.

But honestly, it's beginning to worry me. And my son has a birthday coming up. yeesh.
 

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Playmobil, made in Malta. At least my Princess with Magical Unicorn was.

I know, I know, but hey, I'm an adult, I will buy and play with what I want. (hoping desperately that didn't sound WRONG).
 

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Ok, Malta....not China. Phew! I knew it was not American made but wasn't sure where it was made. And I love the Pioneer set. Not that I play.....with it .......alone......or anything.
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Looks like all of the Dora and Diego toys we bought for my youngest (two) daughter are going to have to go back. I know she's had them all in her mouth too.

There has just GOT to be a way to make these toys in America at a reasonable cost. This is a marketing opportunity for American manufacturers.

.....Alan.
 

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I'm with you Alan- there HAS to be a way our own great country can change things. I am definately on the "Don't buy from China" bandwagon. If only more people could wake up and realize what is happening.

My motto anymore is "Less is More". I buy organics...I have definately cut back on what I buy because it costs more but we get better. Now the same thing with toys....look for American made (is there even such a thing any more!!) even if it costs more...instead of buying many things for your children for Christmas..buy a few that are made in the USA.

Does anyone have a link to the toys that are made in the US? I think I'm going to go look and see what is available.

EDIT_ found one http://www.usmadetoys.com/
 

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Thanks, teresab! I've bookmarked that site.

I know the prices are higher on American made toys, but if you don't buy a tons of toys, it's not that big of an issue. I buy each of my four children 2 toys for Christmas to go along with the books, clothes, art supplies, etc. that they get. I can afford to spend a little more for those two toys...

:) RedTartan

ETA: You can get some american made toys from Lehman's too. I'm planning on getting my youngest a sock monkey :) from there.
 
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