Feb 15, 2012

Stuffed Toys Made with Nuts

Stuffed Toy
Polar Bear Stuffed Animal
Each Polar Bear plush doll is filled with all natural kapok fiber and walnut shells for bean bag weight. The dolls are sewn with only organic cotton thread and their faces are made with hand stitched soy/wool blended yarn.

E.T X-Mas (article)
E.T X mas
"Fortunately, because of economic conditions around the world, there were a lot of factories available," says Kamar, 59. "But E.T. is not an easy item to produce. It's handmade, and people have to be trained how to do it." The doll, which is stuffed with fiber and pulverized walnut shells (for weight and because they are semidigestible if a child swallows some), has, according to the hyperbolic Kamar, "wiped out the stockpile of walnut shells in the Far East. And we have also cornered the vinyl market."

Custom Organic
Here are just a few of the available materials Cotton -(Regular & Egyptian) – Filler or Fabric Wool-Filler or Fabric Soy -Fabric Corn-Fabric Alpaca -Fabric Buckwheat -Hulls – Filler (Beanbag or Baby Toys) Walnut Shells -Filler (Beanbag Feel for Larger Plush)

Stuffed Toys From Ecoleeko
Ecoleeko Materials
"Walnut shells crushed are a nontoxic biodegradable material. They are naturally nonabsorbent, mold resistant and dust free. The shells are usually used for other applications but they work well as a beanbag filler natural alternative to the petroleum based plastic pellets usually used in childrens toys.

I use walnut shells only in the Doll legs and arms...

Disclaimer**Parents with Children who have any nut allergies should be aware there are shells used in the legs and arms. Please contact me at sue@ecoleeko.com to make any doll with no walnut shells for your child using only kapok fiber. Please contact me if this should affect your child in any way."

Teddy Bears
Collectable Bears
"Collectible teddy bears are created using quality German and English mohair and glass eyes. Mohair comes in different colors, fur types (curly or straight), fur lengths and density (sparse to dense). The eyes also come in a variety of sizes and colors. These bears are not toys. They are constructed from materials that may be hazardous to small children if handled incorrectly. The bears are stuffed with polyfil, zinc coated steel shot and crushed walnut shells. Bear noses are hand sewn using a pearl cotton thread and the fur is trimmed around the face to bring the bear to life. All bears are fully jointed in the arms, legs, and neck so they can be posed naturally."

See Also:
Wooden Toys Treated WIth Nut Oils
Wooden Toys Treated With Coconut Oil
Toys Made From Soy
Toys Made From Corn
Microwave Toys Filled With Wheat
Christmas Decorations Made From Nuts

From Avoiding Milk Protein
Non Food Items Made From Nuts

Being items that are marketed for children or made to be appealing to children, these products made with nut shells are particularly dangerous. Not only could a child touch a nutshell, but breath in nut shells while hugging, or sleeping with a toy stuffed with nutshells. Most toy companies stopped using nutshells to stuff toys decades ago, however older toys may have nut shells in them. Knockoff toys have been found that contain nut shells as well.


Vickie Barker said...

Can you wash these items? I have a old doll stuff with nut shells, By Mattel

Anonymous said...

Can you microwave crushed walnut shells

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