Well, at this point I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. With every recall I feel more satisfied with my decision to ban China made toys and cheap, plastic toys from our household.
I spent over 5 hours in our garage today sifting through toys and other items for our upcoming garage sale this weekend. I am not sad to see all these toys go. I feel relieved and have a sense of pride in having found within myself the ability to detach myself and my daughter from the constant message to consume, consume, consume. I am scrutinizing each new purchase in our home and I am learning a lot.
Today, my daughter’s set of blocks came in the mail. They are fabulous and the maple smells wonderful.
I will update pictures of our garage sale at the end of the week.
HERE ARE THE RECALLS:
For the complete list of recalls I have compiled go HERE
Fisher Price Bongo Band Toys: HERE
Fisher Price Geo Trax Locomotive Toys: HERE
Barbie Accessories Toys: HERE
*** For a list of wooden (and other) toys made in America go HERE
*** To petition congress to ensure that food & toys are made safely go HERE (consumers union link)
*** To sign up to receive emailed notification of recalls from US Consumer Products Safety Commission go HERE