Monday, August 27, 2007

Legos are(mostly) NOT Made in China

We have changed our recommendation on Legos as of September 3rd. After extensive research, we have discovered that Lego manufactures "special components" (generally computer parts) in China. However, all Lego blocks are manufactured outside of China.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I contacted Lego earlier this month and they did say that some fabrics (plush toys/clothes) are from China as well as computer components but none of the actual Lego bricks are made there.

Sacramento Coffee and Sacramento Safe Kids said...

That's correct- we changed our official Lego recommendation on Sept 3rd. Computer components are manufactured in China but this leads to some brands (particularly Bionicle) being labeled "Special components made in China". The box may or may not actually contain special components.

Anonymous said...

New Lego sets now say on the box some components are made in China among a list of other countries. It seems that not even all of the Lego blocks and non-electronic pieces are made outside of China anymore.

Sacramento Coffee and Sacramento Safe Kids said...

Your new box may have fabrics or computer components inside. I confirmed with Lego this week and all Lego blocks are still made outside of China. Special components, some packaging and other materials may be made in China.

NoChineseLegoForUs said...

All of the Bob the Builder and Thomas Duplos are labeled 'Components made in ... China ...' now. I called up Lego customer service and they told me that fabric and electronics parts are made in China. I gave them the set numbers and ask them to tell me which parts are made in China because those sets have neither cloth nor electronics. The lady took down my name and email address and told me that she will send ask the appropriate party to reply to me. She then said that the bricks are sent to China to be packaged and also the boxes could be made/printed in China. Sounds pretty far-fetched. A few days later, I got a somewhat rude and obnoxious email from another lady "reassuring me that Lego has people overseeing the production of its components in China" and totally ignore my request to clarify the parts within a set. When I re-sent the request to her directly, she rudely said that, "we do not give out information on individual bricks." Well, nowadays I don't buy anymore sets with "Components made in China" in it. It is better safe than sorry.

Sacramento Coffee and Sacramento Safe Kids said...

Wow that's some bad customer service, I'm sorry! We have been reassured by numerous people at Lego in the US that the bricks are not made in China. Because packaging is generally thrown out and not something children carry around, we are comfortable continuing to recommend Lego. But we can understand your concern. If you find a similar substitute, please let us know so we can research it.