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Promoted 09-07-2016 by brisar at 03:52 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Melissa & Doug Caterpillar Xylophone Toy on sale for $8.83. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on orders of $49 or more. Thanks gabe23111

Note, temporarily out of stock but will ship when available

Alternatively, for Target REDcard holders:
  • Target.com also has has Melissa & Doug Caterpillar Xylophone Toy on sale for $8.83 - 5% REDcard discount = $8.39. Shipping is free w/ your REDcard

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  • Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited music, unlimited video streaming & more.
  • If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available. -Corwin
  • A Target REDcard entitles you to 5% off most items, free shipping for online orders, and an extended return period. - brisar

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Edited September 7, 2016 at 11:40 AM by jersharocks
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just in case your little one doesn't make enough noise laugh out loud

  • Rainbow-colored xylophone
  • Includes an octave of notes
  • Self-storing wooden mallets become the caterpillar's antennas
  • Helps children explore simple musical concepts
  • Great for creative play, artistic expression, and fine motor skills
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No, your comment is careless. Be careful spouting off without doing your research.

This isn't some crunchy-granola helicopter parenting concern. Toys made in China (and anywhere else for that matter, but production in China has an especially colored history of inconsistency with cost-cutting measures and regulation-skirting scandals) often contain lead-based paint, despite specifications and testing.

-https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2594/

-https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#effects

Having said that, Melissa and Doug toys appear to be "safer than most" when it comes to testing for lead and other manufacturing issues:

-http://non-toxickids.net/2007/11/melissa-and-doug-wood-toys-safe-or-not.html

More on Melissa and Doug testing and certification: http://www.melissaanddoug.com/toysafety

Note: amazon reviews point out that the red paint flakes easily. Having said that, and given the Melissa and Doug statements on testing, you're probably safer with this toy than many other options on the market. But Melissa and Doug test to ensure that it's "within government regulations" - keep in mind that the government is notorious for revising down the "safe" levels of something: what's considered "safe" today could be labeled (and has been) "poisonous" tomorrow. So as a parent, you just need to be the judge of whether or not the risk is acceptable.

Moral of the story: it's NOT silly to be concerned about your child eating paint!
ADoobie 13
I need one of these for my desk at work. When people come in to complain, maybe I can just start banging on it while staring at them until they leave.

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Thanks in for one, daughter is 9 months. I'm sure she'll love it.
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#4
Shows $11.95 plus shipping now
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#5
This is a great product, it can make beautiful sounds
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Have to pass, I don't want to be held responsible for my nephew eating paint.
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Quote from BUYMECAR View Post :
Have to pass, I don't want to be held responsible for my nephew eating paint.
that's just silly
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I need one of these for my desk at work. When people come in to complain, maybe I can just start banging on it while staring at them until they leave.
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Quote from BUYMECAR View Post :
Have to pass, I don't want to be held responsible for my nephew eating paint.
wouldn't be the first or last time he ate something he shouldn't nod
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Quote from EugeAnt View Post :
that's just silly
No, your comment is careless. Be careful spouting off without doing your research.

This isn't some crunchy-granola helicopter parenting concern. Toys made in China (and anywhere else for that matter, but production in China has an especially colored history of inconsistency with cost-cutting measures and regulation-skirting scandals) often contain lead-based paint, despite specifications and testing.
Quote :
A child can get lead poisoning by swallowing or breathing in lead. Often, lead poisoning is caused by lead you can't even see. Dust from lead paint is still the number one source of childhood lead poisoning.
-https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2594/
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"Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in:
Behavior and learning problems
Lower IQ and Hyperactivity
Slowed growth
Hearing Problems
Anemia
In rare cases, ingestion of lead can cause seizures, coma and even death."
-https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#effects

Having said that, Melissa and Doug toys appear to be "safer than most" when it comes to testing for lead and other manufacturing issues:
Quote :
""Yes, we definitely appreciate and understand your concern. Please be assured, we test for lead VERY frequently. It's quite possible to make great quality children's items in China, which meet all safety regulations, but the key point is that you have to test and inspect very frequently to be sure that your factories are always following your instructions explicitly. We assure you that's exactly what we do. From our experience, the key to doing this correctly is not simply to insist that your factories follow your instructions, but then to go one step further and to AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST very frequently. That is the most important part of the process, and it's something our company has always taken VERY seriously. Thanks again for asking, and for your support also."
-http://non-toxickids.net/2007/11/melissa-and-doug-wood-toys-safe-or-not.html

More on Melissa and Doug testing and certification: http://www.melissaanddoug.com/toysafety

Note: amazon reviews point out that the red paint flakes easily. Having said that, and given the Melissa and Doug statements on testing, you're probably safer with this toy than many other options on the market. But Melissa and Doug test to ensure that it's "within government regulations" - keep in mind that the government is notorious for revising down the "safe" levels of something: what's considered "safe" today could be labeled (and has been) "poisonous" tomorrow. So as a parent, you just need to be the judge of whether or not the risk is acceptable.

Moral of the story: it's NOT silly to be concerned about your child eating paint!
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#11
Suitable for a few years to play
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Classic tiu
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Quote from ADoobie View Post :
No, your comment is careless. Be careful spouting off without doing your research.

This isn't some crunchy-granola helicopter parenting concern. Toys made in China (and anywhere else for that matter, but production in China has an especially colored history of inconsistency with cost-cutting measures and regulation-skirting scandals) often contain lead-based paint, despite specifications and testing.

-https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2594/

-https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#effects

Having said that, Melissa and Doug toys appear to be "safer than most" when it comes to testing for lead and other manufacturing issues:

-http://non-toxickids.net/2007/11/melissa-and-doug-wood-toys-safe-or-not.html

More on Melissa and Doug testing and certification: http://www.melissaanddoug.com/toysafety

Note: amazon reviews point out that the red paint flakes easily. Having said that, and given the Melissa and Doug statements on testing, you're probably safer with this toy than many other options on the market. But Melissa and Doug test to ensure that it's "within government regulations" - keep in mind that the government is notorious for revising down the "safe" levels of something: what's considered "safe" today could be labeled (and has been) "poisonous" tomorrow. So as a parent, you just need to be the judge of whether or not the risk is acceptable.

Moral of the story: it's NOT silly to be concerned about your child eating paint!
i get your point and it's valid but you are a parent and shouldsupervise your children regardless of paint vs. something less serious or more serious.

point taken.
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Quote from EugeAnt View Post :
i get your point and it's valid but you are a parent and shouldsupervise your children regardless of paint vs. something less serious or more serious.

point taken.
yeah, they made their point, but it was ever so slightly overboard.

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This is a great product, it can make beautiful sounds
Gift to anyone who's kid you like, but despise the parent.
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Last edited by rahd001 September 7, 2016 at 07:35 AM
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Customer reviews are not good at all. All are looking free sample reviewers.
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