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Made In The USA Informative - Find Products Made In The USA

Review by DebtorBasher on 2007-11-13
You may or may not think this is the place to post this, being this is a consumer site, I think it's the perfect place However, I feel after all the recalls of toys and products that were made in China, there is a new interest in buying US made products.

With the gift giving holidays just around the corner, where do we go to find products made in the USA?

Here is a website I found very informative and they have a search where you can type in a company to find out where their products are made.

www.madeintheusa.com

It isn't just a company search, but has a lot of other consumer information to support the US Companies....It's time we support our own!

BUY AMERICAN! ! !
Comments:28 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-10
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-13:
Mornin DB good infor (VH)
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-11-13:
I think there is a huge new trend to buy American again in the toy industry... which I'm hoping spills over into other industries. We do it already for dog food and dog chews, etc... ever since that whole pet food tainting incident.

Sad that it takes this there type of problems to give us a wake up call. But better late than never!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
According to a recent study by the University of Manitoba, toy recalls in the US increased between 1996 and 2006 regardless of where the toys were made. Recalls of toys made in China have not increased along with the rise in toy imports from China. Quote from the author of the study, "Blaming China or any other country is unlikely to enhance toy safety. The more important question is Why are the toys becoming increasingly unsafe?"

Don't forget that there have been massive recalls of tainted food (beef, spinach, chicken) produced in the US. Please don't start flaming me but buying only US made products will not make you any safer. Best to be an informed consumer.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-13:
PassingBy, I would never flame you for bringing up a very valid point. I bought the kids American made stuff for the holidays because I want to keep jobs in this country. Too many companies are cutting costs by moving their jobs overseas. It's time to start thinking of the poor in this country before we worry about the poor in others. We have a friend who got laid off from work because they outsourced her department to another country.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-11-13:
You are right PassingBy... Sad part is many of these products are from American companies only being manufactured in China, etc. And I'm sure many of the execs knew what cheap QA was going into them as they try to increase their profit margins.

Having more stuff manufactured in the US will help groups like the FDA do routine checkups on-site... where it is much more difficult to monitor such things overseas...
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-13:
well put princi
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-11-13:
Just a thought:

Why wasn't this an issue back in the 1950's? I don't recall ever hearing of a child being hurt by what toys were made of.

Don't get me wrong, not using lead based paint is probably a good thing.

Another point:
Corporate greed is a tough nut to crack. If China is cheaper they are going to stick with it.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-13:
tnc: Don't know bout the rest, but we had few store bought toys, daddy made some, we used our imagination for the rest.
Kids weren't loaded down with stuff like they are today.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-11-13:
I wouldn't say it's greed Chuck, just common business sense. Now if more people used sites like this to research who they buy from and stick to US manufactured products, the buying trend will dictate what the new common business sense is. Nice site to know about DB, good post.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Good post DB. (VH)

Passingby makes an excellent point. I'd also like to add that the political appointees heading the responsible regulatory agencies are lobbyists or insiders from the very industry they are regulating. Kind of like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Nothing is going to change until a catastrophic event occurs which is sad and inevitable.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Stew: We have had catastrophic events and nothing has changed. Until the regulatory agencies are not run by political appointees and given free rein to do their jobs without interference from lobbyists, then we will not be safe from any products regardless of where made.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-13:
PassingBy I agree with you 100%. It seems that the whole purpose of these lobbyists is to remind people who are trying to make laws for safety that they are infringing on other people's rights. I don't care about any of that BS, I just want to purchase items without being afraid that they are going to make someone in my house sick. Sometimes cheaper isn't better and I would be more than willing to pay more for products that I can trust won't hurt my kids.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Db Good post! It's good to see you take a stand about something worthwhile, keep up the good work!

PassingBy, Stew, Principissa, all very good points and well said. Slim, good answer!

tnchuck, in the 50's it was all about the nuclear fallout and kids were tough then.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Thank you, DB!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Thank you for the link DB. Good review and remember to always buy American whenever possible. DB, keep driving that Ford! (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Good morning emt_c.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Good morning, Lidman.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
VH!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
DB, the link didn't work for some reason, I don't know why but here is the one that will:
http://china-free-products.blogspot.com/2007_08_28_archive.html
Posted by chris513 on 2007-11-13:
i think this is a great review. thank you for the great info!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
yeah but all the GOOD stuff is made in China.LOL

Tnanks for the info DB
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
(VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Steve, the cheap stuff is made in China.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Yeah Steve, first China then California!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-13:
Only the best lead based products for us Californians
Posted by WhineX on 2007-11-13:
Nice post!
Posted by jor on 2007-12-02:
Thank You, this will be very helpful.
Posted by jomomma47 on 2007-12-10:
Thanks for the info, I totally agree with buying products made in the U.S.A. and also about being a responsible consumer. Knowing who you're buying from and what kind of reputation they have for good products/customer service. I don't know much about the site madeintheusa.com, have any of you shopped there? I checked their rating at McAfee SiteAdvisor, but they didn't have any info on them. Any help would be appreciated!

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