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Lead, Arsenic and Bromine!,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: LeapFrog Learn & Groove™ Musical Table (Toy)
I was mildly disappointed that the the audio cuts in an out after a few months of use. I was looking for a solution, when I ran into a report that states this toy contains lead, bromine and arsenic!!! This is terrible in a child's toy, how can this go into production?
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Potential Hazard Category: Contains Potentially Toxic Chemicals
Toy Name: Learn and Groove Musical Table
Manufacturer: Leap Frog
Potential Hazard Description: 2009 laboratory tests of this product found high levels of bromine and low levels of lead and arsenic. Please see the toxic chemi-cals key at the end of this report for more information.
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2010 5:06:50 PM PST
D. Goalie says:
If you read the report you would see that the levels of lead.. and arsenic are really low. Bromine... Really who cares... Been in medicine for quite some time and never found bromine to top the list of oh my gods.. Lead only matters if your kid eats it. Is you kid snaping the legs off and chewing on the toy? If so you kid has more pressing issues and may have special needs. Or he or she is too big for the toy because you would have to be rather large to break off a piece of this thing. My daughter has had ours now since birth as a gift from the O.B. who delivered her. Once she was old enough she has since loved the thing. Not a day goes by where she does not bash on it. Best toy ever and the sound is still going strong on the first set of batteries. Child is now 13 months and has been on for about 7 months
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2011 8:32:59 PM PDT
Dana Edwards says:
1. The lead is in the white background, not in the legs-That white background is just the right level for a toddler sitting on the ground to chew on.
2. does your kid NOT chew on toys? Any kid that fits the age range of this toy is going to chew on it. It's made for toddlers and babies. They chew things. Duh.
3. I bought this toy for my baby for this Christmas, and upon reading the reviews, I was concerned, but my husband assured me that a toy wouldn't be on the market if it was unsafe, that's why there are product recalls. So I'm going to trust the safety of this toy. I think the potential learning activity outweighs the risks. I'm probably taking more of a risk every time I push her stroller across the street or put her carseat in my car than I will be when I give her this toy. Will that stop me from taking my daughter for walks? No. Will that stop me from giving her a toy that could foster her love of music? certainly not.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 11:00:59 AM PDT
Ani Rouskova says:
Every electronic component will have lead, mercury, bromine, etc. - among gold, silver, platinum, etc. Those are components of the flux, used to solder the elements to the board, and the discrete elements themselves. HealthyStuff.org is a good site but it does not tell you if it is really harmful to the baby. For example, if the electronics are inside and the baby does not have access to it, then it should not be a problem. Also, they talk about individual elements. Rarely, if ever, elements exist as free radicals - which is what they essentially report on. In most cases the elements are part of stable compounds.
While I am not saying that there are no harmful toys (I would personally avoid products coming from countries without strong regulations, e.g. China) there is also a lot of misinformation around.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 8:18:36 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 30, 2013 11:31:16 AM PDT
I'm confused as to where this report is from, because when I searched healthystuff, it only reports a low instance of bromine & some tin detected.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2013 3:43:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2013 3:44:10 PM PDT
L. Linares says:
yeah i went to the same website and this products shows "low" im confused with what they said earlier
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2013 1:46:08 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
There are two versions of the table on Healthy Stuff... One if from 2008 and says low, the other is from 2009 and says high and includes lead. Ugh. I bought it after I looked at the 2008 version thinking I was getting a table with LOW toxicity... but my daughter has never chewed on the table... she prefers to chew on things that she can put in her hand.
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