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Anyone concerned for their toy purchases this year?

Safety I would think should be an issue when purchasing toys for our children this year since last year was loaded with "tainted toys" and recalls. They may have been good buys; however I think safety is equally important to protect our children. Don't you think? --by CafeMochaMom1


Asked by CafeMochaMom1 at 10:17 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Holidays

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  • I am not AS concerned as last year simply because of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Also, I buy my toys from "safer" companies. I LOVE PLAN toys, they are a bit more expensive but they are made in Thailand out of organic rubberwood, and the "paints" on the toys are really non-toxic vegetable and soy based dyes, and non-formaldehyde glues. Also, Haba makes great wood toys that are manufactured in Germany and are excellent quality. On the Little Tykes and Step 2 websites, you can go to the section "Made in USA" and also on Fat Brain Toys too. Here's some websites you should check out:

    All of them have great toys for toddlers.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 10:35 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • i mostly worry about the baby eating the big kids toys that have the tiny pieces

    Answer by Shyma at 10:20 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I'm not worried because I'm not buying any toys this year, and for the most part, my kids won't be getting toys. They'll get other age-appropriate things.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • No need to be worried. Do your research on the brands you buy from and it will be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Nope because toys are a waste of money. Kids need educational stuff not toys like stupid gi joes or barbies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Nov. 10, 2009