As Jen pointed out in my post about toddler gifts, Melissa & Doug toys are made in China. With more and more Chinese toys being recalled due to lead content in the paint, worry over the number in our household is understandable. None of the M&D toys have been recalled as far as I can tell, but often these recalls take months or even years to happen. Should we be conservative and rid our household of all toys made in China? This is my first inclination, to be sure.
In glancing through the toy pile, there are a number of things I’ll be packing away (sadly). But what to do with them? I hate to throw things away, but it would be awful to filch them off on some unknowing family via Goodwill. What are you doing about lead?