Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Should parents boycott all toys made in China?
Are your kids' toys safe? Or could there be lead in them? A scary prospect, indeed. As you know, the focus has been on lead-tainted toys manufactured in China. So, tonight, our question is: should parents boycott all toys made in China? Weigh in below by clicking on the comments section and we'll share some of your thoughts during the show. Also tonight, we're examining the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and criticism of the commission by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. See you at 10pm ET.
Posted By CNN: 9:40 PM ET
  19 Comments
If a parent wants to keep their kids safe, I would say yes to boycott the toys that comes from China they are not safe.

I feel sorry for the parent's because Christmas is coming up soon, and kids are going to want these toys.

Jennifer - Anderson, South Carolina.
Posted By bluediamond (Jennifer) : 10:17 PM ET
China's economy is booming because of all the American companies using Chinese manufacturing plants. So if they're getting rich off us, I think higher fines for lead contamination would hit these Chinese companies where it matters most.
Posted By Donna , Minneapolis, MN : 10:21 PM ET
The only way to hurt a company is to stop buying what they are selling. I'd say, just say no, no, no. Boycott the toys for just one Christmas season and see the results. I do feel sorry for the retailer, but they need to demand a safe product too. The House Speaker can't speak as loud as money being withheld.
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 10:22 PM ET
Aren't there any toys made in the good ole U. S. of A. ? I think parents should look for the Made in America label until we tighten up controls on China.
Posted By Sherri , Phoenix Az. : 10:24 PM ET
Yes, parents should boycott toys manufactured in China until both the Chinese manufacturers and our department of consumer safety can re-establish their credibility.
Posted By David Holman, West Lafayette, Indiana : 10:25 PM ET
Here's a chance for entrepeneurs to get a foot in the door of business. I think a parent would pay a few dollars more for a high quality toy made with care right here at home.
Posted By Alice S. - Houston, TX : 10:27 PM ET
Of course toys from China should be boycotted. How can you trust that anything made in China is safe?
Posted By Anonymous : 10:27 PM ET
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD BOYCOTT ALL MERCHANDISE 'MADE IN CHINA' UNTIL THIS ADMINISTRATION GETS THE real message AND THAT IS THAT WE ARE SICK OF THEIR IRRESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PERIOD!!! The only way to get them to understand is get to their pockets...they will have no one to contribute to their GOP! Enough is enough!!!!
Posted By Anonymous : 10:29 PM ET
I can't trust that the toys that are on the shelves this year will not harm my 3 children, therefore I won't be buying ANYTHING made in China. I would be more than willing to pay more for toys to ensure they are safe to play with. The toy companies need to get that message delivered to them in the words of lost profit this year. I hope we can make a difference and keep them honest like Anderson!!
Posted By Anonymous : 10:30 PM ET
I have a 3 year old daughter. my husband and I have been looking over her toys and it's pretty scary to think that over 95 percent are made in China. Makes us think twice about buying anything from bath toys to sidewalk chalk. pretty scary for any parent. We would support a boycott until more strict screening processess are set forth
Posted By shannon palm bay, FL : 10:30 PM ET
Enough is enough. We need to boycott not only toys but all products from China. We want American Made Products!
Posted By Anonymous : 10:31 PM ET
Communist China has proven itself unable to police its' own manufacturing which means consumers should vote with their wallet and boycott all products from China. We need fair trade policies instead of broken free trade.
Posted By Bill : 10:31 PM ET
I believe we should boycott all products from China. Nothing that comes from China can be trusted anymore. We once looked for a label that said MADE IN THE USA. Perhaps it is time to go back to this idea.
Posted By Anonymous : 10:32 PM ET
maximum allowable lead content levels in toys of anything children may handle is a bogus measurement. Any amount is too much
Posted By Arthur Ryan : 5:24 PM ET
Absolutely boycott China toys, have you wondered what else China has made that has lead in it? They make rolling pins? Have they been checked? When you outsource and buy cheap from other countries, it is the price we pay. Cracking down will help the Chinese too. Why are they being exposed to lead in production? I care for them too. Let us have some quality assurance and protection for all human beings.
Posted By Janet Goldenberg : 5:27 PM ET
I Will not buy any toys that are made in China, I am willing to go a step further and I will not by anything made in China, we as American Citizens should demand that Companies make there products in America where we can oversee all safety issues.
Posted By Anonymous : 6:48 PM ET
The problem with going Global is that our [U.S.A.] regualtions and restrictions are not followed. We put ourselves out of work and put our children in danger. One time, we had companies who hired us and we supported them. Now we have companies who hire the Chineese [who have their own laws] and who pay the Chineese pennies on the dollar and still expect us to purchase the items. Albiet, those items now contain lead. Why can't these companies realize that if they build in the U.S., the items will be legit and will purchased by the same people who make them. Come on PEOPLE, Buy American and tell the manufacturers to come back to US. As for the Government, roll back the amount that we can outsource. Since China tells us we can't sell there if we don't build there............... why don't we do the same ?? Get your head out of your 'bleep'...........and come back to being American. My blood runs RED,WHITE AND BLUE. Does yours??
Posted By Anonymous : 7:11 PM ET
Yes! I think we should boycott because they aren't thinking about us and our children.We need to take a stand and say no more.Whats the deal how come we aren't safe from things that come from over seas?
Posted By JOSHUA : 7:12 PM ET
We're talking about children here! I think a boycott is a good idea. If it was something in America I'm sure people would boycott a brand, company, or geographical area, but the public isn't informed enough to know what parts of China the bad toys are coming from. This makes me wonder about how other products are made besides toys for children.
Posted By Steve : 8:51 AM ET
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