By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND NATASHA T. METZLER / AP
WASHINGTON — 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.
The Chinese hate Parents and children! I think I can say that, they also do not want me to have any free time, they want me schlepping about town returning toys, spending money on gasoline.
The most recent large toy recall is effecting US AGAIN. Led based paints AGAIN. Is Led paint really that much more inexpensive to use? Where in the hell are folks getting led paint anyway?
First it was Thomas The Tank engine wooden toys. (which btw, are expensive) We had ALMOST EVERY piece.
And now I see Dora is in the mix. GREAT, so my daughter learning Spanish isn't enough, the Chinese want her sick as well. What am I going to do with a sick Spanish speaking child?
I guess there are also Diego, Sesame Street toys in the mix. SO CHECK HERE.
Good luck trying to get photos of what toys are being recalled. There are well over 1 million of these things, and the site is taking forever to load.
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I'm thinking it would be cheaper for the companies to stop outsourcing and make this stuff in the U.S. than to keep recalling and replacing millions of toys. But hey I'm just a stay-at-home mom, what do I know?
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