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  1. #1
    Liss
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    Do you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in China?
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    <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">After the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been recalled from china- would you Boycott toys made there?
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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    I think its happening in individual families if not on a national basis. My

    daughter is 11 so I wasn't overly concerned for her but then when that whole

    AquaDots thing came out, I realized she could really be injured or worse. That

    is one toy that she has been really bugging me to get her.



    Personally? I will be careful with purchasing items from China, not just toys.

    They need to clean up their act. I don't think its easy to totally forgo Chinese

    made products, though. They are everywhere!





    Donna





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    From: Liss <liss@budget101.com>

    Date: 2007/11/09 Fri AM 09:16:39 CST

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : OT: Is it Finally Time we Call for a boycott?





    テつDo you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in

    China?テつテつAfter the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been

    recalled from china- would you Boycott toys made there?テつテつ








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    armstrca
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="468271616-09112007">No - but I do think we need to be more careful with what the toys are made of and from which materials. I believe with all the recalls and several toy companies getting the shaft and loosing $$ from importing the cheaply made toys (whatever country they come from) they will be more diligent in watching how the toys are made.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="468271616-09112007">Why boycott just China goods? Other countries are making toys with substandard materials - those toys will be at risk, too.







    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Liss
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    <SPAN class="468271616-09112007">
    <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">Do you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in China?
    <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">After the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been recalled from china- would you Boycott toys made there?



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    Michael & Barbara Foulke
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    I have already started boycotting them. I have told the kids if it's made in China, we aren't buying it. I have researched what they are going to get for Christmas and have made sure, as best as I could,that nothing will come from China. ~Barb F. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ Do you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in China?

    After the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been recalled from
    china- would you Boycott toys made there?



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  5. #5
    Joe Keenan
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    I read that 85% of American toys are made in China. A

    boycott would ruin a lot of Christmas dreams this

    year! Best to boycott by looking--really hard--for

    American made toys.



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  6. #6
    herberkids3
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    I didn't write this, it was posted to another group I belong to.

    It's companies that sell American made items. Here's the list:





    All American Toy Co. www.allamericantoyco.com Vintage Toy Trucks



    American Playscapes www.americanplayscapes.com Playground sets



    Bimini www.biminiringgame.com Unique skill game for all ages



    www.buydirectusa.com A new directory of U.S. made products.

    Includes, but not

    limited to toys.



    Chickory Wood Prods. www.chickorywoodproducts.com Wooden airplanes,

    Trucks, Trains



    Cubbyhole Toys www.cubbyholetoys.com Toys chests and banks



    Different Drummer Workshop www.mainetoys.com Wooden Toys



    Dirt Road Company www.vermontstore.com Check out the Dory in the

    "Children's Room"!



    Don Edward's Toy www.donedwardstoyworks.com Wood toys by retired

    craftspeople



    Elm's Puzzles www.elmspuzzles.com Elaborate puzzles



    Elves & Angels www.elvesandangels.com Kitchens to Castles!



    Fractiles www.fractiles.com Exciting magnetic tiling toy



    Frost Hollow Puzzles www.frosthollowpuzzles.com Personalized plaques



    FingaZinga http://www.fingazinga.com A cool glow-in-the dark skill

    toy. You need to check out the this web site to see it in action!

    Green Mnt.



    Blocks www.greenmountainblocks.com Natural wood blocks, building



    HAE www.skateluge.com Skateboard type stuff







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Michael & Barbara Foulke

    <mbsara6@...> wrote:

    >

    > I have already started boycotting them. I have told the kids if

    it's made in China, we aren't buying it. I have researched what

    they are going to get for Christmas and have made sure, as best as I

    could, that nothing will come from China.

    > ~Barb F.

    >

    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

    > Do you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in

    China?

    >

    > After the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been

    recalled from

    > china- would you Boycott toys made there?

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > *Trust in the Lord ALWAYS*

    > Psalm 62:8

    > __________________________________________________

    >

    > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

    > http://mail.yahoo.com

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  7. #7
    Liss
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">>>I read that 85% of American toys are made in China. A boycott would ruin a lot of Christmas dreams this
    year! Best to boycott by looking--really hard--for American made toys<<
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">Yes, I've read various statistics that range from 70-80% of toys are made in China. I've also read that more than 3/4's of the Consumers in the US are no longer willing to put up with inferior, dangerous toys and will be boycotting :
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21344461/
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">I've been thinking back, (my kids are tweens) at all those toys that my kids have played with over the years and I can't help but think of the HUGE HUGE HUGE numbers of Autistic Children in this country and wonder if there is a Correlation between the two.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">Just how many years haveour Children been exposed to such high levels of lead and other toxic chemicals?
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">As I said, my children are now tweens, and thankfully, when they were much younger, since we were broke most of the time, I couldn't afford to buy them the latest and greatest new toy that was out- what a blessing in disguise.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">What I wonder now is, will this prompt companies like Mattel, Lego, and others to resume toy production in the US once again, like they used to...Imagine the boost to the Economy!
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">For Those that Would like to purchase toys made in the USA, here are some additional resources:
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <UL dir="ltr">
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007">http://www.madeinusa.org/nav.cgi?data/toys&</LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007">http://www.howtobuyamerican.com/bamw...112-toys.shtml</LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007">www.USMadeToys.com </LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007"><FONT color="#cc3300">www.cubbyholetoys.com</LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007"><FONT face="Century" color="#cc3300">www.montgomeryschoolhouse.com</LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007">http://www.americanplastictoys.com/</LI>
    <LI>
    <SPAN class="625051115-10112007">400+ American Made Toys: http://www.fatbraintoys.com/specials/made_in_america.cfm?source=google&kwid=made&#43;in &#43;america&gclid=CPWe6rjM0o8CFTaEOAodVSt4-w - I Really Really Like this one, they have some super-cool Stuff here! Fatbrain toys- haha cute name.</LI>[/list]
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">~Liss
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="625051115-10112007">



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    DGates
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    I guess I either dont buy my kids much toys or I'm really careful with all the

    parts and such we have been lucky that I have never gotten any toy from a

    recalled list. But here is the thing even my kids wanted the new aquadots for

    christmas so I would have bought into the whole thing but I saw the price and

    thought what? There were other toys that would occupy their time better and be

    better made without them. I still have stuck to the old fashioned play-dough,

    crayola products. I quite buying all the barbie stuff that had a million pieces.

    I dont think it matters where it comes from but the same thing applies why are

    we buying from them or anyone that pays cheap labor just for a bunch of toys or

    cloths or whatever. I don't condone the whole cheap labor thing to make a buck.



    Donna Winning and loving it.






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    gearmaven1
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    Toys from China are the least of my worries. If people would only

    realize the food ingredients that companies obtain from China and

    apply the same horror stories we are seeing about simple toys to

    foods....!!!!



    I am really becoming gung-ho for the "local food" movement, so that I

    buy my food in as pure a form as possible from local producers. I know

    I am blessed to live in California where this is possible year-round,

    but I'm hearing of more people doing this--buying from farmers

    markets, cooperatives--to avoid food with antibiotics, pesticides,

    human growth hormones, etc. More and more evidence shows these harmful

    additives are the reason for our daughters maturing at 10-11 years old

    these days!



    Who knows how distant Chinese mass producers are growing foods and

    producing things for export? Toys are only the tip of the iceberg!








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    Cassie
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    Someone mentioned on another gorup I am on that Target has an American

    Made Toys section. I do not have a Target closer than 40 minutes away

    so I do not know if it is accurate.



    Cassie



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Liss" <liss@...> wrote:

    >

    > >>I read that 85% of American toys are made in China. A boycott

    would ruin a

    > lot of Christmas dreams this

    > year! Best to boycott by looking--really hard--for American made

    toys<<










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    Joyce Matthews
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    <FONT face="comic sans ms" color="#00407f" size="4">So very true....we have a farmers market ( many as a matter of fact) and we get all our produce from them and use organic for everything else......Joyce

    gearmaven1 <GearMaven@hotmail.com> wrote: Toys from China are the least of my worries. If people would only
    realize the food ingredients that companies obtain from China and
    apply the same horror stories we are seeing about simple toys to
    foods....!!!!

    I am really becoming gung-ho for the "local food"
    movement, so that I
    buy my food in as pure a form as possible from local producers. I know
    I am blessed to live in California where this is possible year-round,
    but I'm hearing of more people doing this--buying from farmers
    markets, cooperatives--to avoid food with antibiotics, pesticides,
    human growth hormones, etc. More and more evidence shows these harmful
    additives are the reason for our daughters maturing at 10-11 years old
    these days!

    Who knows how distant Chinese mass producers are growing foods and
    producing things for export? Toys are only the tip of the iceberg!




    &#32;_____________________________________________ _____





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    Susan Martin
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    <FONT face="Tahoma">Yes and we also need to worry about plastics as they contain a harmful chemical. One site http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feat...oys/index.htmlsays plastics may harm the development of unborn baby boys.
    <FONT face="Tahoma">Susan
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
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    I am really becoming gung-ho for the "local food" movement, so that I
    buy my food in as pure a form as possible from local producers. I know
    I am blessed to live in California where this is possible year-round,
    but I'm hearing of more people doing this--buying from farmers
    markets, cooperatives--to avoid food with antibiotics, pesticides,
    human growth hormones, etc. More and more evidence shows these harmful
    additives are the reason for our daughters maturing at 10-11 years old
    these days!

    Who knows how distant Chinese mass producers are growing foods and
    producing things for export? Toys are only the tip of the iceberg!








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    Angel Wittmann
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    We are big in my household on the buy local food thing. I'm fortunate enough to work in a farmers market and have easy access to great foods grown in my home county. I'm also a local artist so I'm also a big fan of the "buy handmade-support your local artist movement." We all need to support our local communities more.

    Angel Wittmann

    www.angelvista.blogspot.com
    www.earthmoonandstars.com
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: gearmaven1
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    Toys from China are the least of my worries. If people would only
    realize the food ingredients that companies obtain from China and
    apply the same horror stories we are seeing about simple toys to
    foods....!!!!

    I am really becoming gung-ho for the "local food" movement, so that I
    buy my food in as pure a form as possible from local producers. I know
    I am blessed to live in California where this is possible year-round,
    but I'm hearing of more people doing this--buying from farmers
    markets, cooperatives--to avoid food with antibiotics, pesticides,
    human growth hormones, etc. More and more evidence shows these harmful
    additives are the reason for our daughters maturing at 10-11 years old
    these days!

    Who knows how distant Chinese mass producers are growing foods and
    producing things for export? Toys are only the tip of the iceberg!





  14. #14
    Herlean
    Guest

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    Boycotting is fine, but it is really difficult to find toys that are not made in China. I know you can find some made in Italy and Germany, but they are quite pricey. The US manufacturers hired the Chinese to make the toys for them, or contracted them to do so. Just be careful with what you give your child to play with. Keep an eye out for recalls. If you try to boycott all products made overseas, it will be really difficult. Look at your electronics. Check the labels of your clothes. How many are made in USA of USA materials???? Herlean

    Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote: <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">Do you think the people of the US ought to Boycott Toys made in China? <SPAN class="421460913-09112007"> <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">After the 10's of Millions of toys this year that have been recalled from china- would you Boycott toys made there? <SPAN class="421460913-09112007"> <SPAN class="421460913-09112007">


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    winnie295
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    You know, I am hoping that this thing with all the recalled toys will

    make some families think about going back to the good old days when you

    made gifts for each other. I know myself, I appreciate a homemade gift

    more than a store bought one. With a homemade gift, I just keep

    thinking about how that person was probably thinking about me while

    they were making that special something.



    Doreen







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Joe Keenan <jkeen60@...> wrote:

    >

    > I read that 85% of American toys are made in China. A

    > boycott would ruin a lot of Christmas dreams this

    > year! Best to boycott by looking--really hard--for

    > American made toys.

    >

    > __________________________________________________

    >

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