Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lead paint and Aquadots... It's Red Bull and Vodka for Toddlers



Hot on the heels of the series of lead paint-related recalls this summer, is something way out of left field. Aquadots/Bindeez have been recalled by the CPSC, and here in Canada Toys R' Us has followed suit. They are still for sale though, and although they have not been formally recalled, the federal government is looking at totally overhauling its toy safety protocols.
The last few month have made me wonder if I shouldn't go into business making wooden toys. My dad made Curious Boy some giant blocks out of untreated cedar - I bet those would be a hit.
As a chemist, this particular toy recall is very interesting. I'm still trying to find out what the compound in the product is.

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