Title

The recent recall of millions of toys made with lead paint in China has been a b

Source

Mainebiz

Date

9-17-2007

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

The recent recall of millions of toys made with lead paint in China has been a boon to Roy Toy, a maker of wooden toys in East Machias. Roy Toy uses food-safe dyes to color its toys and all the company's products are made in the United States. Co-owner Sue Dennison said that two weeks after the recall, the company - which makes log cabin building sets that are sold through retailers like L.L. Bean and Cabela's - had its busiest week ever. In just three days, Roy Toy filled more orders than it had during the first six months of the year. Kathleen Tutone, owner of Treehouse Toys in Portland, says she sees the recall as an opportunity to better educate her customers on the stringent safety testing of toys she sells. Meanwhile, John Woods, owner of Ogunquit Wooden Toy, says the recall won't impact his business as he already has a strong following and a unique product. Woods hopes the recall will serve as a reminder to buy local products.

Subjects

Children Care and hygiene, Toys

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