The sheer number of recalls for Chinese toys has placed a burden not just on retailers and toy companies, but on consumers as well. Parents have quite a long list to go over if they want to be sure the toys they have purchased for their children are safe. But online toy companies are making things easier on parents.
Online stores -- like eToys.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com -- are taking the sting out of the recent run of recalls by sending e-mail notices to customers who bought an affected item on their sites.
The notices point out exactly what the product is, when it was purchased and offer detailed online information about the recall and what a consumer should do with the affected item.
This is great, but buying from an online retailer may take part of the fun out of being a parent and buying toys for your kids - being able to play with the toys and trying them before buying.