Aqua Dots Recall?

@Aurone (4757)
United States
November 9, 2007 12:37am CST
What will be recalled next, and how could they not know that the coating in a child's toy metabolized to GHB the date rape drug when swallowed? Aren't they supposed to test these toys for safety before selling them to our children? And here we are with another China recall, when we will start regulating Chinese imports? How many people have to get sick and/or die before we are willing to face the fiscal responsibility of checking out these Chinese imports. I was under the impression that human lives are more important that money.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
9 Nov 07
It's good to know that you have been disabused of that impression, Aurone. My take on the situation is that money is the force that drives the people who hold the most power. Until the day we start standing up and speaking out about the many wrong things that are happening to our country, there will not be any change. It might already be too late. I hope and pray it is not. I don't know what will make the people wake up and rise up to regain some control of our country.
• United States
10 Nov 07
It will never cease to amaze me that they toy sellers don't test their toys further. Toys need to undergo stringent testing. As for the aqua dots...is there a warning about the age level for kids that play with them? If a child is young enough to want to put everything in their mouths then perhaps they should be purchasing toys that are larger and less likely to be put into young mouths. Its sad that we have to hyper check our children's toys like this but as parents it is our responsibility to make sure that what we purchase for our children is safe for them. If there are things that are small and could go in young mouths then perhaps we should save those toys for when the child is older. Imported toys especially should be stringently tested as they are coming from a foreign country that has different rules and regulations for toy production. If we are going to purchase form foreign countries than we need to be making sure those toys are up to our American standards (no offense to any members not from America) and if not then either bring them up to standards or reject them.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I agree. We should test things we import and if they don't pass our safety standards then we shouldn't import them. Lives should be more important than economics.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I agree, it is getting ridiculous that some of these things are getting into these children's hands in the first place. If they would check them before they allowed them to go to the children, they wouldn't have to recall them afterwards.
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