The fallout from recent toy recalls due to lead paint is going to have economic implications for Americans. According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, shoppers can expect about a 10% increase in the price of toys next year. Luckily, stores have already done their buying for the upcoming holiday season, but starting in January, expect price increases.
The good news is, of course, safer toys, but the scary news for parents of older children is that the toys they have been playing with for years may have contained lead paint.
We know a parent who bought a lead paint test kit and personally tested every toy in their nursery. Good idea or going too far? Has the lead paint debacle affected your family personally, and has it changed your thinking in regard to buying toys for your children?