The recent breaking news about unsafe toys manufactured with lead paint and hazardous parts has lead to recalls of considerable magnitude. The first of the recent wave was the recall of the beloved Thomas the Train characters due to lead paint earlier this summer, which angered parents and disappointed children across the country. Shortly after that recall, Mattel and Fisher Price, two beloved American toy companies also began announcing recalls of toys made in China due to lead contamination. The latest announcement came today, with an additional recall of 9 million more toys due to lead paint and unsafe tiny parts. It is unconscionable that in today’s day and age that we, the American people, are subjected to what can only be characterized as an apparent disregard for the safety and welfare of our nation’s children, all in the name of maximizing the corporate profit margin.