Recycled Plastic Dump Truck (Red)
By Green Toys
Need help hauling a big load while helping saving the planet? The Green Toys Dump Truck is ready to get working.
The brightly-colored dump truck has fun, chunky design and working dumper. Ingenious, eco-friendly truck has no metal axles. Made fom 100% recycled plastic milk containers this really is the most energy efficient vehicle on this or any planet.
Award-winning Green Toys are made from 100% recycled milk jugs, are phthalate- and BPA-free, and are made in the USA.
10 x 7.5 x 7.25 inches
- Recommended age: 12 months+
- Sku: GTDTK01R
- Brand: Green Toys
- Made in USA
About Green Toys
Green Toys makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic such as milk jugs. Even the packagings are 100% recycled cardboard. Further more, everything is manufactured in the USA to further help reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.
All Green Toys contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.
Green Toys products pass a plethora of tests, including:
- Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
- California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
- FDA regulations for food contact
- California regulations prohibiting phthalates in toys
- Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
I can’t remember when we got this truck exactly, but it took quite the beating. My kids and daycare kids played with it non-stop. It carted around blocks, dishes, cars, you name it. They even sat in it a few times! I was really pleasantly surprised at how well and how long it held up. Wasn’t until my son lifted the truck bed part and tried to sit in the middle that it jammed. I’d recommend these in a heartbeat for toughest players!
My one year old daughter got this on her birthday. We all love it! It is durable and well made, just like all the other Green Toys. We own most of their product line. Our daughter likes to fill the bed with everything and dump it out again. It’s not really an outdoor toy because the wheels are really all terrain. Maybe in the sandbox would be okay though.
My daughter saved her allowance for this truck. In fact we bought two – the other as a gift for our friends’ son.
Let me say first: I love Green Toys. I love that they are a US-based company that recycles and makes really cool simple toys that are 100% safe. And I love the classic chunky-style of this dump truck.
However, the wheels don’t roll on hardwood floors (our house is all hardwood floors, save for a couple area rugs). It’s a notch better on the rugs, and outdoors in the grass. The wheels still seem reluctant to turn, even on terrain they can grip on. This seems like such an obvious design flaw.
However, my daughter doesn’t seem to mind terribly sliding it around indoors. It gets the most use in the sandbox anyway.
I guess if I had to buy it again I probably would. Who knows, we might add the recycle truck to the collection despite the fact I suspect it would have the same flaw. Hopefully Green Toys will fix this flaw for future batches of these trucks.
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