Selecta Toys to Leave US Market

Sad news:

" German wooden toymaker Selecta Spielzeug has announced that due to the extensive new testing requirements that will be imposed on manufacturers next year under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, it will cease distributing its toys in the U.S. effective December 31, 2008.

Selecta manufactures toys that comply with strict EU regulations for phthalates and other potentially harmful chemicals, but cites the cost of new testing as the reason it can no longer supply the U.S. market. The company claims that prices would be forced upwards "by at least 50 percent, which would price these products out of the market." You can browse Selecta products and shop for them online at while they're still available."

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