Hasbro Products Lead-Free

Hasbro Products Lead-Free

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 10:12am CST

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Yahoo! Finance has reported that Hasbro plans on releasing a press ad in which the company expresses that they have not recalled any of their products due to the recent issues with high concentrations of lead in the paint of their products. The ad is expected to be run next week, and is an attempt to distance themselves from rival toy companies, who were forced to recall their products (made in China), after high concentrations of lead was found in them. The article has Hasbro Chief Executive Alfred J. Verrecchia make the following statements;

"Our standards meet or, certainly in the lead paint case, exceed the federal standards, and we have a very robust testing and inspection process in place to ensure that those standards are being adhered to. We believe that's why we've avoided the recalls"

Credit(s): finance.yahoo.com


This article was last modified on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 10:14am CST

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Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486023)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 10:57am CST
I would still move out some production out of China. It is never wise to have all your apples in one basket. It is like having a diversified mutual fund portfolio balanced with investments in a variety of companies and sectors. This ensures that if one sectors falters your entire portfolio does not suffer.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486039)
Posted by Jazzz on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:10am CST
they definitely need production out of China.
look how many figures have been sold on eBay lately.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486080)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:27am CST
Takara had announced that they are not taking any chances and that they are moving most of their production out of China.

http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewto ... ight=&sid=

Japanese consumers are more demanding than non-Japanese consumers I guess.

IMHO nothing should be made in China until they clean up their act and their environment. The 2008 Olympics will be an utter fiasco. Most of the athletes will be asthmatic by the end of it.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486260)
Posted by Psyro_Kameato on December 2nd, 2007 @ 12:18pm CST
Ouchie, from from all these comments i'm starting to feel sorry for china, that one insident is definitly shoving them off their high horse.

Well...i should probably research what actually happened a little more but i myself dont suck on my Optimus Ptime figures so i dun gotta worry either way
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486321)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 2nd, 2007 @ 12:30pm CST
Didn't they do this like a month ago?
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486569)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 2nd, 2007 @ 2:31pm CST
Psyro_Kameato wrote:Ouchie, from from all these comments i'm starting to feel sorry for china, that one insident is definitly shoving them off their high horse.

I agree. Not that I blame the others for their take on things (I think Takara's got the right idea pulling production out of China too), but from where I sit it seems the Chinese are really getting fraked on this one.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486598)
Posted by Rogue. on December 2nd, 2007 @ 2:45pm CST
We shouldn't have anything made in China. It sickens me to see so much junk made in China, when there are people here needing jobs. Then this sort of thing happens. Someone in China sure doesn't give a damn about lead poisoning, or about health and safety in general. You can't even buy paint with lead in it over here in the USA!
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486685)
Posted by TenaciousMC on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:34pm CST
Does Masterpiece Megatron contain lead?
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486694)
Posted by Sherade on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:39pm CST
Well, even if TF's were lead laden, I'd still buy them. It's not like I lick 'em or anything.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486709)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:46pm CST
Sherade wrote:Well, even if TF's were lead laden, I'd still buy them. It's not like I lick 'em or anything.


Kids will. That is the point here. They put everything in their mouths.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486712)
Posted by Danish-Liokaiser on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:47pm CST
And besides, i do OWN some real Lead-painted Tf's, and im still alive :-P ... sigh*

http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewto ... 24614&sid=

And i know alot of Danish people who own these lead-paintet IGA's aswell.

Just dont lick/Eat lead-paintet things ...

EDIT* these peps i know had there IGA's since there childhood ... and they are still alive aswell ! ... :-P
Maybe we should all just calm down a little about this whole lead thing, it is only dangerous for kids there put stuffs in there mouth.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486713)
Posted by Sherade on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:48pm CST
Zeds wrote:
Sherade wrote:Well, even if TF's were lead laden, I'd still buy them. It's not like I lick 'em or anything.


Kids will. That is the point here. They put everything in their mouths.

But I was talking about me.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486740)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:58pm CST
Spiffy?
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486803)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:36pm CST
Sherade wrote:
Zeds wrote:
Sherade wrote:Well, even if TF's were lead laden, I'd still buy them. It's not like I lick 'em or anything.


Kids will. That is the point here. They put everything in their mouths.

But I was talking about me.


I know. But corporations will get scared not about your logical based sense to not put it into your mouth but 10 year old Johnnie's 2 year old brother getting a hold of it and licking it and the resulting lawsuits!

Never thought that I would ever write something like that! EVER!
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486826)
Posted by Sherade on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:49pm CST
Zeds wrote:I know. But corporations will get scared not about your logical based sense to not put it into your mouth but 10 year old Johnnie's 2 year old brother getting a hold of it and licking it and the resulting lawsuits!

Never thought that I would ever write something like that! EVER!
You know, some twisted sicko will do that to his kids just for money, I'd bet.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486842)
Posted by Zeds on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:55pm CST
Sherade wrote:
Zeds wrote:I know. But corporations will get scared not about your logical based sense to not put it into your mouth but 10 year old Johnnie's 2 year old brother getting a hold of it and licking it and the resulting lawsuits!

Never thought that I would ever write something like that! EVER!
You know, some twisted sicko will do that to his kids just for money, I'd bet.


In this day and age I also see that happening. Sad isn't it?
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486852)
Posted by Sherade on December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:00pm CST
Zeds wrote:
Sherade wrote:
Zeds wrote:I know. But corporations will get scared not about your logical based sense to not put it into your mouth but 10 year old Johnnie's 2 year old brother getting a hold of it and licking it and the resulting lawsuits!

Never thought that I would ever write something like that! EVER!
You know, some twisted sicko will do that to his kids just for money, I'd bet.


In this day and age I also see that happening. Sad isn't it?
I prefer pathetic.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486863)
Posted by Sunstar on December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:08pm CST
Danish-Liokaiser wrote:And besides, i do OWN some real Lead-painted Tf's, and im still alive :-P ... sigh*

http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewto ... 24614&sid=

And i know alot of Danish people who own these lead-paintet IGA's aswell.

Just dont lick/Eat lead-paintet things ...

EDIT* these peps i know had there IGA's since there childhood ... and they are still alive aswell ! ... :-P
Maybe we should all just calm down a little about this whole lead thing, it is only dangerous for kids there put stuffs in there mouth.


Lead can be absorbed through the skin. So handiling is a hazard. My mother works with lead solder and lead-lead for her stained glass windows. she goes in for blood testing every now and again. she handles it allot but so far no big problem. I am talking about raw lead.

What is in paint is probably not a big deal really. Just overprotective and paranoia going on. I feel for china.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486868)
Posted by Sherade on December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:10pm CST
Sunstar wrote:Lead can be absorbed through the skin. So handiling is a hazard. My mother works with lead solder and lead-lead for her stained glass windows. she goes in for blood testing every now and again. she handles it allot but so far no big problem. I am talking about raw lead.

What is in paint is probably not a big deal really. Just overprotective and paranoia going on. I feel for china.

I heard that hand washing is a big help in lead handling.
Re: Hasbro Products Lead-Free (486893)
Posted by Sunstar on December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:31pm CST
Sherade wrote:
Sunstar wrote:Lead can be absorbed through the skin. So handiling is a hazard. My mother works with lead solder and lead-lead for her stained glass windows. she goes in for blood testing every now and again. she handles it allot but so far no big problem. I am talking about raw lead.

What is in paint is probably not a big deal really. Just overprotective and paranoia going on. I feel for china.

I heard that hand washing is a big help in lead handling.


She's pretty careful with it, but accidents happen. for example, it sucks big time to have hot molten solder land on your hand. I've done that before. Handwashing helps. As where the toys are concerned. Few people wash thier hands after handling the toys. Few people wash hands after a lot of things. so, it can get absorbed in the skin and in the mouth.

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