plastic safety concerns

Posted By: JillMarie

plastic safety concerns - 11/21/10 09:30 AM

we have all heard in the news about how so many items coming from China have lead in them.

I have heard a few people on here recommend toy army men as toys for gliders. I bought my first pack yesterday thinking about how much Arwen loves to attack plastic, and thinking that there was a few video opportunities there (help its a giant glider!)

after I got home I got to thinking about the lead/china thing. I did email the company that distributes them, and am waiting for a response.

does anyone else worry about this? how do we go about finding out if a product is safe?
I did find this site about plastics

notice the plastic for toys? AVOID. ugh
Posted By: DCMuffin

Re: plastic safety concerns - 11/21/10 03:02 PM

Here's my feeling on this. If I worried about things like this, I'd drive myself crazy and I'd second guess all the things I do. I use my gut and I use common sense. I'm not sure where to go to find out if products are safe....I just know that for me, I don't check into each thing that I buy. dunno JMO
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: plastic safety concerns - 11/21/10 04:51 PM

If you notice the one for toys that they say to avoid is also the one for baby teething rings so I wouldn't worry to much about it. you also dirnk pop and water out of the others that they say to avoid. Plastic is what it is a recycled product so you take your chance when you use it. I wouldn't worry about it.
Posted By: JillMarie

Re: plastic safety concerns - 11/22/10 07:46 AM

I was mostly concerned about the plastic army men and the gliders chewing on them. Imagine TEETHING rings made out of lead filled plastic. whats next asbestos blankies?
gee whenever I make anything I THINK about all the items/ingredients going into the item and its intended as well as possible uses. dont these manufacturers THINK? wonder if they let their kids play with the same stuff...
Posted By: GliderNursery

Re: plastic safety concerns - 11/22/10 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: JillMarie
whats next asbestos blankies?

Hope not! LOL Actually, those were made during the biblical era (well, tablecloths were).

You can buy home lead test kits from Toy R Us or Home Depot/Lowe's. If you have real concern, you could always test the product. If it turns out there is lead, then it would need to be reported so a recall could be issued. If it's negative, then let them play and get those videos! smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: plastic safety concerns - 11/25/10 01:12 AM

LoL Thats so true JillMarie. The companies that make these products dont think about anything but money when they make these toys
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