Every few days, I get an e-mail from the Consumer Product Safety Commission updating me on recalls, usually one to three products at a time. You too can sign up on the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
But the e-mail I got today listed eight recalls. The print-out explaining the recalls was nine pages long.
If that’s not disturbing enough, two of the recalls were for Disney Store products that violate lead paint standards — a Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bag and a Tinker Bell wand.
I go to the Disney Store a lot. And the items aren’t cheap, so I guess I was surprised that the Mouse himself would fall pray to poor (and potentially deadly) toymaking. No surprise that the sleeping bag and wand were made in China.
I’ve already quit buying many toys at discount stores, so should I now mark Disney off my list? What do you think? Are you tired of the failure of toy companies to safeguard their products?
Let me know by commenting here.