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Toxic toys...

Postby mintcc » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:59 pm

Quite a number of toys were found to have excessive lead and/or phthalates

In Singapore recently.

http://www.case.org.sg/downloads/centra ... urvey.html

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:59 pm

Yes, noted.

:idea: a good excuse not to buy toys for kids. :wink:

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Postby autumnbronze » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:14 pm

Thanks mintcc, for this information :D

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Postby Sun_2010 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:59 pm

BlurBee wrote:Yes, noted.

:idea: a good excuse not to buy toys for kids. :wink:


haha good idea.

But the seriousness of this should also be noted.
Toys by the dozen - not just the ones we buy but also from goody bags, schoool celebrations, party favours flood our homes , lying around and exposing the family to toxins unnecessarily. These need not be put in mouth etc for it to be harmful, they are constantly giving of harmful gases.

i am yet to know of one kid who is not overloaded with toys ( atleast as per their mums) . Perhaps its time for us parents to take a more farsighted approach... this could be a wakeup call for us

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Postby fattysuperfamily » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:05 pm

Actually, feel more danger for toddlers who are 2-3 year old as they the ones who tend to put anything in their mouth or bite...just need to pay extra attention when they are playing with the toys at home now...ceasing to buy toys might not be a total solution but at least the toy population at home does not grow...

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Postby cherrygal » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 am

I can't find sesame street toys at the shops - searched metro, kiddy palace etc. Have they been recalled or something?

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Postby limlim » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:41 pm

A good excuse for my kids to ask me to buy iPhone/iPod for them....

They'll claim that traditional toys are too dangerous.. iPod is safer..

BlurBee wrote:Yes, noted.

:idea: a good excuse not to buy toys for kids. :wink:

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Postby tingting2424 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:51 pm

limlim wrote:A good excuse for my kids to ask me to buy iPhone/iPod for them....

They'll claim that traditional toys are too dangerous.. iPod is safer..


Sounds familiar.. My 2yr old nephew wans an iphone.. Lolz..

And I'm one of the few parents out there who have only bought like less den 5 toys for each of my two kids. Lolz..

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Postby duriz » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:19 pm

tingting2424 wrote:
limlim wrote:A good excuse for my kids to ask me to buy iPhone/iPod for them....

They'll claim that traditional toys are too dangerous.. iPod is safer..


Sounds familiar.. My 2yr old nephew wans an iphone.. Lolz..

And I'm one of the few parents out there who have only bought like less den 5 toys for each of my two kids. Lolz..


DD is almost 11 months young.
We haven't bought her any toys (yet).
She has 2, inherited from her cousins.
One is a musical mobile, which she doesn't play with anymore.
The other is a push-cart toy which she doesn't dare to play with as it goes too fast for her comfort, since she's just started to walk.

If we did start to buy her toys, DH and I reached a consensus that we wil not buy her any weapons of destruction i.e. guns, knives etc.

Forgot to add, her favorite toys (for now) are my iPhone and her bedtime storybook :love:

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