Sunday, April 20, 2008

Eco-Friendly Toys

"Athena Brocus loves her pink Rattle Ring Girly - maybe because it's soft and cuddly, maybe because it has big, floppy ears, maybe just because it's there.

The 9-month-old has no idea that the toy from Keptin-Jr. is made in Europe from organic cotton or that it has a wooden teether instead of a plastic one. But her Mom, Nadja, does, and that's why she bought it.

"When she was born, a bunch of her toys had recalls," said Mrs. Brocus, 27. "I was just getting so frustrated because I couldn't find a single toy or teether at any of the stores that wasn't made in China."

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