Re: Toys designation
- Thanks David for your information,
I joined the Yahoo discussion group GeoTrax recently to decide if a little GeoTrax train set would be an appropriate Christmas gift for my great grandson, age two. The trains are a Fisher Price product in name only because the Mattel company gobbled Fisher Price up some time back and China, Inc. seems to have taken control of Mattel, judging by the number of Mattel products that have been recalled.
See <http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp>. One way to sidestep the paint problem might be to use construction materials of different colors, or waterproof inks instead of paint.
Best wishes and thanks for your post,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Mc Ilvaine <d_mcilvaine@...> wrote:
> "Toys" designation is probably related to the lead paint issue. Many of our local Amish who make wooden toys in their shops have been forced to do something like this because the certification that their products are lead free cost too much and there is too much paper work involved for each separate product. They now call their toys "collector's items" which are exempt, so far, from these government regulations. I would not let the "Toy" designation concern me.
> Popadave: frequent lurker and reader of most of the posts here. My grandkids get a kick out of the pop pops when I run them on the very small stream on my property.