Thursday, November 8, 2007
I do not normally get on a soap box, just because I am not good at making it sound intelligent. But I am really upset at this recall of Aqua Dot. My kids have been bugging me for it since the summer. It was on my definite to get list for my daughter. But now it comes out that it is laced with the date rape drug. How many toys do we have to get from China to realize they are not safe for our children. I do not expect China to care , but it is obvious to me that US toy distributors do not care either. Would it be so hard to test these toys for toxins before our children get their hands and mouths on them.
I do not pretend know the answer on how to get the toy companies to wake up and care about our kids. I do not think we can say,"Do not buy any toys or just buy American (even though I would love too, but it would be scarce under the Christmas Tree.) "I am scared it is going to take the death of children , followed by huge law suits to wake up the toy companies. It makes me mad they only care if it affects their wallet. Do they not have kids, do they not care about them. They probably say that the testing would cost money, which would drive up the price of toys. I would rather pay a higher price for safe toys, than a cheaper price for an unsafe toy.
I do not have the answers, but my blog is called the Ramblings Of A Crazy Woman, so I have to ramble every once in a while. Now I will resume to my crafts.