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If Temptations is Made in China, Why So Popular?

Started 1295484786.733 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1303248705.883 by teathyme

Just saying .... after reading so many posts about concerns related to possibility of lead paint used in products coming from China.

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Snowpuppy1295487127.9376684 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

Their popularity is they're cheap.

Cardamom1295487773.0636993 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006
I tried to pull up the thread that said something about tea and lead and then it was gone! Was it poofed? Is Temptations unsafe to drink out of? I was considering the OTO and I am sure sometimes i would be microwaving them then drinking from them. Is this unsafe? Thanks. Last edited on 1/19/2011 Last edited on 1/19/2011

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OHAR1295488093.5831414 PostsRegistered 11/10/2007

People no longer care about quality. It's all about quantity. I'd rather have one nice piece of Fiestaware vs. 10 cheapo Temptations pieces. If any of you live in NE Ohio you are probably aware of Marc's stores. They frequently carry Temptation pieces that are QVC overruns. I have looked at them often and am amazed at the poor quality of this line.

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Maggie Nol­ia1295488286.24314669 PostsRegistered 1/30/2006

People don't know???

People don't care???

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Pray for the USA.


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Snowpuppy1295488603.7576684 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

If you're concerned about lead content of a product you can get a small lead test kit from a hardware store.

You can use it to test heirloom pieces you may have acquired as well. Keep in mind that many pieces in the US also contained lead before it was outlawed so it may be in some of your antique dinnerware/serveware.

BADFEET1295489001.7072 PostsRegistered 1/16/2011

This is disheartening to me. I have some Temp-tations and love them. Tara, why won't you make them in the US??

dgluvr1295489763.2635281 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008
On 1/19/2011 Snowpuppy said:

Their popularity is they're cheap.

I don't think their shipping is so cheap though! Does anyone remember when anything you ordered from the Q and the shipping was $3.97???? ( sigh) Also, more often than not when tempted to purchase temptations because a lot of them are really pretty--- I think of the ones I've had to send back because they weren't glazed properly, or arrived chipped etc. I don't bother anymore.

duke mom1295490353.9071442 PostsRegistered 7/12/2009
On 1/19/2011 BADFEET said:

This is disheartening to me. I have some Temp-tations and love them. Tara, why won't you make them in the US??

The selling price would jump too high if they were made in the US. Companies aren't going to cut into their profits to bring an affordable priced item that is made in the US. One bowl made in the US costs company X $5.00 to make, they charge $ 25.00 with a $20.00 profit. One pallet of bowls made in China costs company X $5.00, they charge $25.00 for each bowl on the pallet with say 100 bowls on it they have made $2,045.00.

We have become a country of consumers not producers.

stilltamn8r1295491176.9513953 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006So Cal

They were tested and have been proven to be lead free...

dgluvr1295491610.1035281 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008

That may be true, but how often do they check? So many imports so few watchdogs-- how many children's toys have been recalled over the years and still are? Jewelry, clothes with certain dyes, etc?

WSfan1295493386.492162 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Exactly. Just because one shipment checks out fine, does not mean others will. Look at the dog and cat food fiasco about 4-5 years ago.

We really need to start manufacturing in this country again, but the price of the products would be much higher than people would want to pay, after getting used to seeing the cheap prices. You only get what you pay for. It's an old saying, but oh so true.

Cardamom1295494062.626993 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006
What about that silicone lid on the OTO? I have concerns about that but I have really been wanting glass travel mugs I can microwave and that has been very hard to find.

Sunshine K­ate1295494269.1212443 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky
On 1/19/2011 WSfan said:

Exactly. Just because one shipment checks out fine, does not mean others will. Look at the dog and cat food fiasco about 4-5 years ago.

We really need to start manufacturing in this country again, but the price of the products would be much higher than people would want to pay, after getting used to seeing the cheap prices. You only get what you pay for. It's an old saying, but oh so true.

Not necessarily higher at all. I buy American made whenever possible and the price is only slightly more, if at all.

Respectfully ~
Kate

Snowpuppy1295494836.8036684 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI
On 1/19/2011 dgluvr said:

That may be true, but how often do they check? So many imports so few watchdogs-- how many children's toys have been recalled over the years and still are? Jewelry, clothes with certain dyes, etc?

The FDA is responsible for ensuring that dinnerware/serveware that is imported into the US is lead free. That said, they typically sample 1% of products imported.

Shipments typically are not held until the lab verifies that they are lead free. Samples are taken, shipped to their lab for testing but the products are typically released to the importer.

That's why you will see so many FDA recalls on various products.

I'll save my $ and buy Fiesta when I have the cash.

ok4ablonde21295495038.1678837 PostsRegistered 3/9/2009Midwest

I have no desire to buy this Made in China poo. I'm sticking with my nesting Pyrex bowls that I inherited from my mom, they are from the late 50's and made in the USA.

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millieshops1295496070.75715532 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

When I bought my one set of Temptations, I liked the color, the size, and the shape and I didn't consider where it had been manufactured. So far it hasn't cracked and so far we haven't had to rush anyone to the emergency room. Could still happen but I've had it since the first year Tara was around and I don't remember that I even knew about this board then.

I assume that besides the Temptations, there are plenty of Chinese-made items in my home. I'm unlikely to get rid of them.

PuppyBreath1295497533.5118676 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Mn. Twins Fan
On 1/19/2011 stilltamn8r said:

They were tested and have been proven to be lead free...

If that were true you would think Tara would address that issue while selling. I have never heard her mention it.

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Wadzlla1295499068.1271994 PostsRegistered 2/25/2009

The fact that Temptations cookware is lead-free is stated clearly on the warranty that comes with the cookware.

I am very happy with the pieces I have,and I purchased another set today for my daughter.

It is close to impossible to purchase items only made in the USA. Our cell phones, computers, and almost all electronics are made in asia.

Dooneys, BMak, Coach are all made in other countries, many in China. The Dooney tote I am carrying now is made in China. I just ordered a new one, and when it come I will check and see where it is from.

We have more products imported to our country every day. We do not manufacture much in the USA anymore. Some products that say "made in the USA" are actually manufactured in China, but assembled in the United States.

qvc_weary1295499311.573155 PostsRegistered 12/21/2008Kansas
On 1/19/2011 Snowpuppy said:

If you're concerned about lead content of a product you can get a small lead test kit from a hardware store.

You can use it to test heirloom pieces you may have acquired as well. Keep in mind that many pieces in the US also contained lead before it was outlawed so it may be in some of your antique dinnerware/serveware.

Related to Snowpuppy's comments-I remember hearing years ago that the old Fiesta (like from my great-aunt's time) had lead in the glaze. So test the antique dishes if you are concerned.

Of course the current Fiesta doesn't and I am gradually collecting some serving pieces. Love Fiesta pieces and love the non-China made products. Too many bad stories about poisonings from toothpaste to kids jewelry.

dgluvr1295501272.3875281 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008
On 1/19/2011 ok4ablonde2 said:

I have no desire to buy this Made in China poo. I'm sticking with my nesting Pyrex bowls that I inherited from my mom, they are from the late 50's and made in the USA.

Yeah, the ones Tara is always putting down ( pyrex) "those plain ugly ones"-she says or the old Corningware ( which I've had for years--see--she DIDN"T invent the stuff!)

BTW- old blue dishes with cobalt glaze were found to be dangerous too.

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mother bear1295504912.853843 PostsRegistered 12/10/2010Puget Sound

Personally I would not buy it. I would not cook in it. If you want something to "look pretty" on your counter, fine. The FDA is totally ineffective at policing everything. I still have old Corning Ware from the late 60's.

mnmom1295505454.8631138 PostsRegistered 1/28/2005

I'm really tired of the "Made in China" thread complaints. This issue has been discussed before. Tara even addressed it on TV at the time, and the literature with the Temptations states that it is lead-free.

I admire those who will only buy American-made, but I wish you would stop using scare tactics on this board.

IheartGoldens, Bed Bath and Beyond sells a set of two white ceramic travel cups with a plastic (not silicone) cover, if you are interested. (I have a "thing" about silicone, too.) I cannot vouch that they aren't made in China, though!

tdog1295509476.672275 PostsRegistered 12/4/2007

Is dog food made in China? I find that hard to believe, and also very alarming.

SarahW1295509671.5816158 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/20/2011 mnmom said:

I'm really tired of the "Made in China" thread complaints. This issue has been discussed before.

Sorry, but I disagree. Americans need to WAKE UP and start making changes to take back manufacturing. Wealth is being siphoned out of our country. It's up to us; we speak with our $$.

dmqshopper1295516849.8331494 PostsRegistered 7/18/2009

I love my Temptations, and never had any problems with them.

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