Sunday, October 19, 2008

Toy: Made In China

As a father I often worry about my kids. I want to make sure that they are well taken care of and they are not exposed to anything dangerous that would definitely harm them. Sometimes it is easy, for instance this slide is an easy no-no!

However there are times where it is not as easy to determine what is safe and what is dangerous. Coleman has this toy he likes to chew on, it is colorful, looks funny, makes noise, but I am not sure if it is toxic or nontoxic. It was made in China, and if you follow the news, you know that they used a bunch of lead based paint on children’s toys… here is a picture:

What I would like is your opinion. Do you think this is a safe or should I not chance it? Thank you for your input.


Kellys said...

I don't know, but if you find out let me know because Kyndall and Avery have the same one:)

Gassid Boys said...

Our boys had the same toy, and seem to be fine! =) They do have lead testers you can buy to test all sorts of item in your home for lead! If we have another little one, I will probably get one!

Megan said...

We're (ok, I'm) a little on the paranoid side. I would chuck it. Peyton had tons of the Thomas lead-loaded engines that we had to toss just to be on the safe side. At least you can actually find organic toys now.

Oh, and you could always hang on to it until he's done chewing on everything.

Blake said...

Throw it out! I'm just catching up on the blog, sorry for the delay. Lead based paint and its effects don't manifest themselves instantly. I don't think the effects show up after a short period of time, like, say, sleeping pills. This isn't an area to take on "risk." Be smart, prevent problems, be proactive and throw it out!!