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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Recall Alert

My goodness! Trying to blog lately has been a real challenge. My son decided that sleep is optional and naps are definitely out. I hope it's a passing fad because Mama doesn't look so hot in the glassy-eyed look. In the meantime, I have some recalls to pass on, and I'm trying to pull together some new information on the whole OTC cough and cold med thing, thanks to some info sent to me by a friend. I hope you'll forgive this brief entry - I've typed it one-handed while balancing said tired toddler on my lap. This is not easy. His pants seem to be housing an ant army.

I've gotten email on several recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, most of which deal with lead paint on toys. I think the easiest way to see them is to go to the CPSC website and look at the "Recent Recalls" box at the bottom of the screen. You can hover your cursor over the names of the items recalled and see a quick picture, so you'll easily be able to recognize whether or not you have this item. I think that will be easier to sort through than if I list each recall off, as usual.

If anyone has a favorite toy supplier or online toystore that specializes in natural, safe toys, please leave a comment. I'd love to pull together a nice list for Christmas. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a small marathon runner to chase...


dawn224 said...

I want every single thing on this site:

This one too:

The Not Quite Crunchy Parent said...

Magin Cabin, Hearhsong, Willow Tree Toys and Three Sisters all have great natural toys as well as Nova Naturals. I have a whole list of places and ideas here

sweetisu said...

Hi, I was just at the 'not quite crunchy parent' blog and saw your comment there.

I would like to share with you that my husband and I just launched our store KangarooBoo last week!

We offer all lead-free toys, handmade, handcrafted items, and unique children's products. We have a line that's handmade in Morocco. We are constantly adding to our inventory so check back often. You can browse by country "Made In" easily, and you can also find a "Not Made in China" link in our FAQ page that filters out ALL China-made products. You can view it page by page, or click on "view all at once".

I'm a cancer survivor with 6+ years in remission, as well as a mom to 2 toddlers. We are very committed to donating a percentage of ALL sales at ALL times (not the one week here or a month there type of fund raising!) to children related charities. The customer gets to choose the charity from a list we provide (and our list will grow as we get input and suggestions from our customers).

I hope you find this helpful, and I invite you browse around and check us out. I think you'll like what you see.

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, and or suggestions.

Diane said...

Thanks, guys! This is very helpful. Dawn224, I checked that site and you're right, they have nice stuff. And notquitecrunchy, thanks for all your input too! I'm going to dig into your past posts some more. I remember reading something about Magic Cabin on your site in the past, so I'd signed up to get their catalogs. And sweetisu, I checked your site out too. Very impressive! I really appreciate the time you guys have taken in letting people know where the toys come from, etc. I'm pretty sure this will be a Christmas-shopping stop for us!