Saturday, June 16, 2007

No China Diet: Thomas the Tank Engine

Some Thomas the Tank Engine Toys are being recalled because they are covered in lead paint. Lead, of course, causes all sorts of problems when kids eat it. And they do eat it. It's sweet, at least, immediately when it's in the mouth, and then after it's incorporated in the body, it has been connected to a slurry of neurological problems.

Guess where the toys are manufactured?

I don't really have to tell you, do I? They were manufactured in China, home to capitalism run amuck.

For more information on which specific products were recalled, check out Totally Thomas. And, if you own those toys, I suggest writing a letter to the manufacturer, RC2 Corporation stating that their slogan, "compelling passionate parenting" is far easier with toys that don't cause neurological problems.