Toy Recall on Top of Toy Recall

The first recall was bad enough: A million-plus "Thomas & Friends" toys pulled because of lead paint. Full Story
DEMojica

Elgin, IL

#1 Oct 2, 2007
Wow, to save like 50 cents per toy this is what we're getting!!! Not only unsafe by junk toys. My 17 year boy still has his Thomas' Train since he was a small boy. I remember it cost me $4.99 for the set back in 1990 and it was made to last. Saw the same thing last year at WalMart for $5.49 and it was a piece of junk. It won't last a week with a kid playing with it. Oh, yeah my kid's set was made in the USA.

We threw the "Made In the USA" out of the USA and now we're getting what we asked for!!! Wake up people, not only have we let jobs go away, but now we're letting the rest go away.
Christina

La Salle, IL

#2 Oct 2, 2007
I left a message for RC2 Corporation last week regarding "Toad". I'm shocked that they sent a gift that was then recalled. Not to mention that they are exceeding the maximum time they originally stated in sending back our orginally recalled items.

I won't be buying any more trains for my son until this is resolved.
Don

Montgomery, IL

#3 Oct 2, 2007
Here is a relatively easy fix to the problem of tainted products coming into our country - legislation to hold US importers and company executives criminally liable, much like Sarbanes-Oxley has done to deter fraud and other financial shennanigans that were a plague upon our society.

Let the CEO's and Boards of Directors of companies that are importing (and selling) these products face possible prosecution for not testing and safeguarding the products they import and sell, and suddenly US manufacturers will look like a bargain. Everyone knows the reason US companies manufacture overseas in countries with lax regulations is due to cost - now the public is beginning to realize the "cost" is more than just financial, it can cost lives and people's health.
Benjammin

Franklin Park, IL

#4 Oct 2, 2007
Buy American. Made in America, by Americans. Or shut up.
USDA is a joke

Highland Park, IL

#5 Oct 2, 2007
Don wrote:
Here is a relatively easy fix to the problem of tainted products coming into our country - legislation to hold US importers and company executives criminally liable, much like Sarbanes-Oxley has done to deter fraud and other financial shennanigans that were a plague upon our society.
Let the CEO's and Boards of Directors of companies that are importing (and selling) these products face possible prosecution for not testing and safeguarding the products they import and sell, and suddenly US manufacturers will look like a bargain. Everyone knows the reason US companies manufacture overseas in countries with lax regulations is due to cost - now the public is beginning to realize the "cost" is more than just financial, it can cost lives and people's health.
What a seriously great idea!
Josey2006

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Oct 2, 2007
How about adopting some of the more effective management practices of the Chinese and executing a few of these CEOs? Quality, as they say, starts at the top!
Dan

Mascoutah, IL

#8 Oct 2, 2007
Isn't the parent company of the Thomas toys now named Learning Curve?

I was under the impression that they changed it from RC2 to Learning Curve late last year, or early this year, a few months before the first toy recall.
Phil

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 2, 2007
A great resource for toys made in the USA is www.Toy-Merica.com .

The website has great content including a toy store, articles, industry links and a list of retailers that sell American made toys.
Steve

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Oct 3, 2007
I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but this seems so outrageous that I can only think that this is an effort to stunt a generation of Americans. A silent attack, but by whom? Something our government should take an active role in investigating.
All toy-makers are well aware of what materials should and should not be used for toys. The recommended ages for these toys.... they will always end up in the mouthes of curious children.
tim

Gaithersburg, MD

#11 Nov 24, 2007
perhaps the weakened dollar and our imports>>>>exports ? it is a valid reason why there are so many "supposed" recalls. Another way to fight our super consumer driven market.
Rather than ban lead toys, why not just go all out and tell the truth. "Don't buy foreign good cause we're losing too much money.

But i just "hope" i'm thinking too much

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