AquaDots (contain chemical that turns into date rape drug GHB after you eat it), Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Heat Pumps (PTHP) (fire), “Robot 2000″ collectible tin robot (lead), Dizzy Ducks Music Box (lead), Winnie-the-Pooh Spinning Top (lead), Duck Family Collectible Wind-Up Toy (lead), Dollar Store Super Wheels (lead), Dragster and Funny Car toy (lead), Northern Tool & Equipment “Big Red” Wagons (lead).

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  1. KingPsyz says:

    This Lead nonsense is getting out of hand. The Lead issue has been red hot for months, yet they’re still painting kids toys with the crap.

    Yet we have the head of the agency that is supposed to protect us from substandard and dangerous products refusing a budget increase and additional powers and staffing…

  2. consumed says:

    Yeah, what is China trying to do…kill the USA or something?

  3. Well, on the plus side, if North Korea nukes us, we’ll be shielded.

  4. iamme99 says:

    All these stories have me wondering if we are overreacting out of fear? Today’s American society is consumed with fear – fear of germs, fear of chemicals, fear of eating the wrong food, fear of terrorists hiding around every corner, fear of growing old, etc..

    What about all of us who were kids 20, 30, 40 or more years ago? Many of us ate poorly, didn’t take vitamins, gnawed on windowsills and toys, ate dirt and food that dropped on the floor, climbed trees and ran around unsupervised, getting exposed to a lot of environmental toxins. Yet somehow we [mostly] turned into productive adults who on average are living into our 70′s and 80′s.

    Perhaps the variety of things we were exposed to as children was actually good for us, helping to build stronger constitutions, better immunities and stronger bodies 12 ways (remember that old Wonder bread advertisement?).

    I worry that over-protectionism in today’s world is leading us into a a sterile environment and a weakening of the genetic stock. Eventually, no one will be able to go outdoors any longer.

  5. HeyThereKiller says:

    @iamme99: The pussification of American Society

  6. @iamme99: I actually encourage this behavior in OTHER people’s children. It will mean less competition for my children who will be raised on my horse farm, like I was. I WAS sick a lot when I was a kid, but it was due to my going to public school, and catching everything then. I am pretty darn healthy now and have no allergies(I did develop a slight pollen allergy about 7-8 years ago, but I suffered through until I developed a resistance).

    I still can’t figure out how all of these kids today have allergies that will kill them if they even SEE something. PB&J was required when I was in school, but now you have whole schools that ban them because they have 1 or more students who will die if a peanut touches them. Maybe it is Mother Nature trying to thin the herd out.

  7. KingPsyz says:

    @iamme99:

    I would normally agree with you right until they started putting GHB in kids toys.