Do not purchase toys “Made in China” is fast becoming the talk in an overwhelming number of social circles across the US and other countries.
China has successfully grown a reputation for itself as the most dangerous toy manufacturer in the world. With repeated and continuous violations of manufacturing toys that are a choking, laceration, lead poison hazards and now toxic “date rape” chemicals applied to their toys, it is no wonder China is becoming known as the “Killer Toy Maker.”
With a list of approximately 800 recalled toys, the US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) keeps us informed as to the hazards of toys made around the world. Not surprisingly, over 95% of the listed products are made in China.
Here are a few examples:
Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots…
Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots – Children Became Unconscious After Swallowing Beads
Hazard: The coating on the beads contains a chemical that can turn toxic when many are ingested. Children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression, or have seizures.
Coated with the industrial chemical 1,4-butanediol, the chemical metabolizes into the “date-rape” drug gamma hydroxy butyrate, and may cause breathing problems, loss of consciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.
Supposed to have been coated with nontoxic 1,5-pentanediol, a chemical commonly used in computer printer ink. But that chemical generally sells for three or four times the price of the toxic compound found on the tainted toys, 1,4-butanediol.
Curious George Plush Dolls …
Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy’s plastic face and construction hat contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Swimways Corp. Recalls “Skippy” pool toys…
Hazard: The elastic tongue of the fish can break and forcefully come out and cut the users’ hands during launching of the toy.
Magnetix Magnetic Building Set…
Magnetix Magnetic Building Set Recall Expanded
Serious Injuries Continue to be Reported to CPSC
Hazard: If a child swallows more than one tiny powerful magnet detached from the plastic building pieces or one such magnet and a metallic object, the objects can attract to each other inside the intestines and cause perforations and/or blockage, which can be fatal, if not treated immediately.
- Pokémon USA Recall of Pokém…
Recall of Pokémon Plush Toys
Hazard: The stuffing of the toy may contain tips of sewing needles
- Sony Computer Entertainment…
Recall of Certain AC Adaptors Sold with Slim Version PlayStation® 2 Systems
Hazard: The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt. This poses the risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers.
- New Easy-Bake Oven Recall F…
New Easy-Bake Oven Recall Following Partial Finger Amputation
Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven’s front opening, and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and burn hazards.
Bendable Dinosaur Toys Recalled…
Bendable Dinosaur Toys Recalled by Kipp Brothers for Excessive Lead
Hazard: The recalled toys pose a risk of lead exposure to young children.
If you were a country that wanted to subdue, takeover, or destroy another country, wouldn’t it be a great plan to kill off their children first and then kill as many of the adult population as you could in a conventional war? This would prevent the country from reproducing or seriously limit their chances of procreation leaving them incapable of rebuilding their forces for, at best, many generations.
I think it’s time to stop patronizing a country that builds “killer toys” and boycotting their distributors. What do you think?