Comments on: Thomas Toys Recalled http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107 A rough draft of my thoughts... Tue, 09 Oct 2007 07:10:59 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: Max Lybbert http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363118 Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:22:44 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363118 I'm concerned about paint chips getting on hands, and then getting inside the mouth. But what I can't figure out is why China even has lead-based paint. I don't think there's a cost savings involved. I understood lead-based paint was just really easy to apply. That's not necessarily cheaper or more expensive. So I don't know why they would say "we have a choice between making paint X, which is known to be dangerous, and paint Y which isn't; let's choose X." Unless it's lead-tainted, but that's odd too. I’m concerned about paint chips getting on hands, and then getting inside the mouth.

But what I can’t figure out is why China even has lead-based paint. I don’t think there’s a cost savings involved. I understood lead-based paint was just really easy to apply. That’s not necessarily cheaper or more expensive. So I don’t know why they would say “we have a choice between making paint X, which is known to be dangerous, and paint Y which isn’t; let’s choose X.”

Unless it’s lead-tainted, but that’s odd too.

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by: Jan http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363108 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:42:55 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363108 <i>Thankfully my boys are at the age where they don’t put the trains in their mouths…</i> From what I heard Tuesday I wouldn't be 100% certain of that. . . Thankfully my boys are at the age where they don’t put the trains in their mouths…

From what I heard Tuesday I wouldn’t be 100% certain of that. . .

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by: Outside The Beltway | OTB http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363106 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 20:59:06 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12107#comment-1363106 <strong>Chinese Products Unsafe</strong> I sent my wife this Reuters article about a recall on some wooden “Thomas and Friends” toys this morning because the children of some friends of our plays with them. Steven Taylor, though, noted something more within the rubric of the blog... Chinese Products Unsafe

I sent my wife this Reuters article about a recall on some wooden “Thomas and Friends” toys this morning because the children of some friends of our plays with them. Steven Taylor, though, noted something more within the rubric of the blog…

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