When I first embarked on my challenge to find products made in USA after the birth of my son in 2010, one of the first discoveries I made was Little Tikes Toys. Product safety was one of the major issues that spurred my interest in American made products, particularly those I buy for my toddler. According to a Washington Post article on the 2007 recall of over 18 million toys made in China, 80% of the toys in America are manufactured in China. A lack of safety regulation in China has resulted in toys made with lead-based paint, containing major safety flaws and contaminated with toxins like Cadmium.
Little Tikes still manufactures over 200 of their classic children’s toys in their Hudson, Ohio factory. Many of their iconic products like the Cozy Coupe and Turtle Sandbox are made in USA and have been beloved by millions of children over the past 42 years. We have quite a few Little Tikes toys and they are among my son’s favorites because they bright, fun and interactive. They also among my favorite because they are made in USA, safe, and I can enjoy playing with them with my son.
Here are some of my favorite Little Tikes toys made in USA!
The Classic Turtle Sandbox that I played with as a kid!
We had the 5-in-1 play gym for my son, starting as a baby floor toy and transitioning into a toddler desk.
One of my son’s favorites, the Little Workhorse Tool Set is the perfect first tool bench.
We pushed my son in his Cozy Coupe by the handle until he got a bit older when we removed the floor board for him to ride on his own.
When we bought our first home, a Little Tikes playhouse and swing set was on my “must have” list for backyard fun!
The Little Tikes website highlights all of their products made in USA, including full disclosure of any products containing foreign parts. As a Mom dedicated to supporting products made in America I appreciate this transparency in labeling in addition to the wide selection of playthings. Choosing toys made in USA for your child gives you the assurance that they have met US safety standards and testing requirements, in addition to being made with fair labor that supports American jobs.
What Little Tikes toys does your family have? Are you more interested in a toy that was made in America vs. an imported product?
Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I was compensated for my time investment and work on this campaign. Thoughts are my own.