The Toronto Star – the givers of my weekly paycheque and numerous migraines – have a story today about Health Canada recalling 42,000 ‘toxic’ toys from store shelves.
Yes, that’s 42,000 toys that contain dangerous amounts of lead.
The recall includes 7,000 toy guns and 35,000 packages of charms that snap into popular Croc shoes. Both products were sold in dollar stores nationwide.
In fact, the 35,000 lead-heavy charms are said to be so dangerous a child can die from ingesting just one of the penny-sized items.
Y’know what, I’ve had enough of this crap. Everything we buy comes from China or India, where they could care less about safety, while Canadians – specifically Ontarians – are losing their jobs at an insane rate as shareholders of American and Canadian companies chase the almighty dollar and move their companies to Mexico, China, and India, while blue collar families here suffer.
And the result?
Toys with lead from thriving overseas economies with no health standards.
A continuing spike in unemployment in Canada.
A rise in welfare recipients, and more usage of food banks.
And all so corporations can keep making their mega-millions while not giving a fuck about the people who made them rich in the first place.
So if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, take a look at the label of the toys you’re buying and try to support Canadian manufacturers.
What’s left of ’em, anyway.