I’m not one generally for posting about the kinds of stuff you get in bi-weekly emails from your alarmist paranoid aunt or your college friend who doesn’t realize that no, Bill Gates will no send you $100 if you just forward this onto fifty friends.
But when I’ve just finished uploading a picture of my niece like this
only hours before reading that 26 Thomas Train toys were recalled for containing lead paint, I certainly feel obligated to spread the word. I’d also like to point out that the toy company is balking over refunding postage for parents returning the toys. Hey, we just make ’em. If your kid puts the thing in his mouth that’s his problem. Excellent way to do business. Bravo.
Now excuse me while I revert to my snotty, elitist affection for wooden toys, with a preference for those not outsourced to China.
Edited to add: As Katie kindly pointed out in the comments, the recalled toys do not include the blue train featured here. Although I still freaked thinking of this photo–guilt by association. Here’s a link to the photos of the actual recalled toys which are mostly red. (And thanks Katie.)