Like millions of other parents, I am really beginning to dread this holiday season! Not only do I have to collect gift ideas from my kids, but I have to run every option through a safety or recall list before purchasing. Case in point, Aqua Dots.
My girls are into their crafty stage and when a recent toy catalog showed up, both of them circled Aqua Dots as something they would like to receive. And then there was the news about Aqua Dots yesterday. Apparently, the chemical that AquaDots are sprayed with to make them “do their thing” converts into the rape date drug GHB (gamma-hydroxy butyrate) when ingested. It can cause vomiting, loss of consciousness, and coma.
Add the Aqua Dots recall to the ever-growing list of toys imported from China that have been recalled, and it really makes you think. Who is policing these companies? What companies can you trust to produce quality products for your family?