Toys ‘R’ Us recalls 16,000 military toys for lead

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  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I'm beginning to lose all faith in Chinese toy manufacturing.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21562570/
    OTHER IMPORTANT TOY RECALLS:

    -AquaDots:http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=156510

    -Curious George:http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=156676
     
  2. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Le sigh.
     
  3. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    In Communist China, lead paints you !!
     
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    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Curious George and Aquadots were hot sellers.

    Check up on your Diego Rescue Boats, Diego Field Journals, and any bumblebee/ladybug costumes you got. Check in tomorrow for the next toy to be recalled.

    Seriously. I'm the SM of a KB Toys ... it's a new freakin' toy every freakin' day.
     
  5. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    This has been a bad year for toy makers.
     
  6. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    This is getting ridiculous.
     
  7. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. This is getting to be ridiculous and asinine of China to allow such a potentially lethal contaminant onto toys sold in the USA. It is almost like they are purposefully doing it, knowing that their own kids won't be playing with the toys.

    And the funny bit of irony to me is I was SO CLOSE to buying some of those toys for a project I wanted to do.
     
  9. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe the manufacturers might be doing it intentionally, but there's no way the government would be. The reason is simple, the last thing China wants is all the manufacturers to move their facilities elsewhere. It'd cost them way too much just to keep having toys get recalled.

    What's far more likely to be the case, is with costs needing to get cut, production being ramped up, manufacturers aren't checking their sources as they should. And those sources probably don't give a crap, as the paint got sold. Remember, there's a lot of stuff made in China for a whole lot of other countries besides the US, of which there's probably quite a few that don't care about the lead content in the paint.

    Since this comes up on kids toys, you're going to of course hear about it. But similar things happen with other regulated materials(some chemicals, heavy metals) in all sorts of other products from basic wood screws, to packaging for all sorts of things.
     

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