By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson
Are we the dumping ground for toys that contain toxins which are banned in other countries? SafBaby thinks you can put it that way.
When toy manufacturers in China have two different assembly lines, one which carries the lowest standards in toy safety, and that production line is sent to the US, it makes a parent wonder who our government’s standards are truly looking out for. USA Today just posted an article stating that the general counsel for the Consumer Production Safety Commission has decided that it doesn’t have to apply the new toy safety standards retroactively. This means that stores could sell toys made with phthalates after Feb. 10th, as long as they were manufactured before Feb. 10th.
Is this surprising information to us here at SafBaby? NO and we actually addressed that a few days ago. You can read our thoughts on toy safety now and after Feb. 10, 2009 here and see why we already predicted (and gave our readers the beware), that toys will be no safer Feb.10 than they are today.
We were also, very honored that Liz Szabo from USA Today had mentioned SafBaby.com as a reliable resource for concerned parents. Safbaby.com is a site run by two passionate and concerned mothers who spend countless hours researching healthy living for babies and children.
We believe that we offer above and beyond what is readily available to parents elsewhere these days because we address a broad spectrum of concerns that are of value to us personally as parents. We know that if it is important for the well-being of our babies, that it will have meaning for your babies too. We strive to offer this research in a language that is enjoyable, educational and encouraging.
Stay tuned, we have a fabulous, safe toy recommended list we can’t wait to share with you very soon!