Now THAT’S a Recall

I was going to blog about the inane recall a while ago with the Gerber Oatmeal that, gee, clumps if you don’t stir it, but I’m a little slow on the draw and lots of other bloggers beat me to it.

Recalls should be saved for items, like, hmmm, let’s see… oh, yes:

Toy Recalled for Possibly Containing Date Rape Drug

Millions of Chinese-made toys for children have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful date rape drug when ingested. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the beads.

Seriously, sometimes I just want to scrap it all and just live without. This was supposed to be the “hot toy” this season. And while I question the wisdom of allowing toddlers anywhere near any sort of beads, obviously you don’t want any craft product or toy marketed to children TO CONTAIN CHEMICALS THAT CAUSE COMAS WHEN INGESTED.

Lead in the toys and in my red lipstick, cancer-causing agents in the sippy cup plastic, and now date-rape drugs in the craft supplies.

I am wondering if Rome really did fall because of lead pipes.

Taking a nap now. Wake me up when its safe again.

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  1. Andrea says:

    Every day I get yet another email that proves why I should really go handmade this year…

    The recall that I shook my head in embarassment – Bumbo. I mean, really!

  2. JCK says:

    I’m so glad you wrote about this. I was just stunned. Sadly, I’ve been becoming somewhat numb to all the lead recalls, but WHOA NELLY this caught my eye/ear/heart. Is this insane or what? I’ll go into hiding with you.

    Fun to find your blog through the blogher ads!

  3. My husband (conspiracy-theorist, he is) is coninced that China is trying to destroy us through the products it makes. Sometimes I wonder.

  4. My conspiracy theory Hubby has finally made his mark on me! This week I have begun wondering if the toy manufacturers are actually terrorists in diguise!

  5. Pamela says:

    I had no idea! Thank you so much for blogging about it and spreading awareness. This is crazy.