At these events parents bring me consumer goods (including toys) to test for the presence of Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury (using XRF technology.) Every now and then I come across a very toxic toy and want to help make sure to keep it away from potentially being used by a kiddo. Occasionally I would give a child one of Kirsten’s Lead-free Kleynimal toys in exchange for a child giving me their toxic toy for my “museum.” [To see some of the toys I have tested that have been positive for Lead, click here.]
I also kept a few of her toys stashed away in my bag to give to special kiddos I would meet in my travels.
Avery was one such kiddo.
Avery was SO excited when I gave him his own set of Jangles (and when I told him that my friend Kirsten made them – just for kiddos like him who like to have a [safe, non-toxic] fidget on hand) that he asked if he could write Kirsten a note, personally, and if I would deliver it to her.
So Kirsten!!! Here’s your note:
You are a genius.
I am writing this letter to encourage you to make more toys for kids.
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