New toy safety legislation going through in the US

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  1. General Tekno

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    Bill targets toy safety -- chicagotribune.com

    It seems there's a bill expected to pass this week which increases the toy safety restrictions - it seems primarily targeted at lead content in toys from this article's summary.

    However, what could be found interesting is these quotes from the article:

    This could potentially make things harder on importers in the US, depending on the lead content of the toys in question... and does anyone know anything about the plastic compounds used? I just hope they're not in Transformers... we don't need a recall.
     
  2. Fort Max

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    I imagine Hasbro being a big toy company have been aware of these coming changes for some time.
     
  3. General Tekno

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    Hasbro, most likely.

    But what about the Japanese companies? For all we know it could have an affect on imports to the US.
     
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    Considering your average Gundam FIX or SOC isn't really a "toy or nursery product" in the sense of the "American toy industry" and they won't be selling them at Walmart, I don't think it's going to affect imports. They are a specialty item and aren't for kids anyways (technically). Or at least dumbass American kids.
     
  5. Fit For natalie

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    Lead in plastic and paint isn't good for anybody, dude.
     
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    Most of us refrain from licking our toys.
     
  7. rapid_fire

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    I swear, all kids are going to be allowed to play with in 100 years, are round balls made out of some kind of indestructable non toxic material, so they don't hurt themselves.
     
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  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Fixed.

    I'd offer my $.02 on the subject, but I believe that falls under "politics".
     
  9. rapid_fire

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    lol awesome, thanks :) 
     
  10. Velcrohead

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    Most, but not all.

    Right Deceptikitty?

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  11. Deceptikitty

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    I haven't gotten lead poisoning yet!
     
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    Hasbro stuff has been clean so far...it's that Mattel crap that will kill ya. So stop licking Barbi...that means you too.
     
  13. Fort Max

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    :eek: 

    Looks like she needs to go to a different kind of toyshop...
     
  14. 138 Scourge

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    But some of 'em are too damn tasty-looking to resist...

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