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So Much For Magic

The Associated Press reports that the Mouse has a problem: Disney recalls sleeping bag, toy wand

LOS ANGELES – Thousands of sleeping bags and magic wands contaminated by excessive levels of lead paint are being recalled by The Walt Disney Co., federal inspectors said Thursday.

The recall targets 4,100 Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bags and 8,000 Tinker Bell wands sold at Disney Stores nationwide between April and October of 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

When do marketing people get it – if it is cheap, painted, and Chinese, you should assume it has lead. There is nothing cheap about anything from a Disney Store, so there is no reason for this other than corporate greed.

The good news is that with the dollar in the tank and the high cost of fuel, people may actually start building things in the US to save money.


1 oldwhitelady { 05.22.08 at 11:59 pm }

I was thinking they would have learned by now. Isn’t recalling all these items a lot more pricey than having them made here in the USA, or somewhere else that isn’t known for their lead paint?

2 Bryan { 05.23.08 at 12:08 am }

Corporations don’t think beyond the end of the quarter, and they haven’t yet included the cost of recalls in the cost of the product.

In the case of the sleeping bag the paint was on the zipper. I can’t think of the last time I saw a painted zipper. If it was colored, it was because it was some form of plastic.

People are already keeping their wallets closed to pay for food and gas, so any problem will be amplified.