Thursday, December 6, 2007
The Dallas Morning News reported on December 6, 2007, about the problems the huge number of recent toy recalls are causing charities that accept toy donations. Even though the shelves at many of these charities are filling quickly with donated toys, sorting these toys is a real problem for the charity recipient. Here is an excerpt:
A series of toy recalls have made holiday toy drives more complicated as organizers work to avoid distributing dangerous gifts. Millions of toys, many of them made in China, have been recalled in recent months because of lead paint, magnets or other hazards.
"We're having to check everything that comes through the door," said Bobbi Klein, the Richardson charity's development director.
To see the full story, go to "Toy Recalls Making Holiday Tougher for Area Charities," in the The Dallas Morning News.