Melissa & Doug Toy Recall

Okay…I sound paranoid, but I believe the big chains that sell toys, mark them on major sales before a recall to dump their stock.  Keep you’re eyes wide open for big sales on painted wooden Melissa & Doug toys. I’ve documented this paranoia before.  <smile>  I’ve received a tip from Karen that there’s been a recall of the Melissa & Doug product ‘Geometric Stacker’, item number 094730.  The problem is the level of Barium is not at a safe level in the paint. 

Toys R Us has issued an advisory and you can call them at (800) 869-7787 if you are concerned.  Approximately 300 were sold in Canada and the toys were sold from February 2008 until August 2008 at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. Yes, Melissa & Doug manufacture their toys in China. I wonder if it’s just a matter of time before more products are recalled because of this problem.  I have purchased many of their toys in the past, luckily, most are puzzles.  When are companies go to produce and manufacture toys within North America?  I would pay more to know that the product is safe.

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3 Responses to Melissa & Doug Toy Recall

  1. Heidi August 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    No way! I have purchased their products because I am a sucker and assume that because they are wooden, I am safe. Sheesh! Thank you so much.

  2. Nelson June 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    My wife and I want to make toys, but to be a part of ANY manufacturing process in the U.S. is CRAZY expensive. We are going to HAVE to go to China or Mexico to get them made at a reasonable cost.

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