After more than 50 years of happy play, the classic Little People are coming under government scrutiny.
It figures that they would be picked on. After all, they're just little people. They probably can't afford a good lawyer. They can't even take up arms. Or legs.
It certainly is sad that a child choked to death on one of these things, but it still seems a bit ridiculous for a government agency to be issuing statements and guidelines about something that anyone with common sense already knows. But anyway, thanks, Health Canada, for arriving breathlessly at the scene half a century after these toys came out to tell us that SMALL TOYS ARE BAD FOR BABIES! If you're going to urge people to throw away every toy that presents a choking hazard to children not in the toy's target age range, the Lego company might as well fold right now.
So, DOH readers, (yes, I'm talking to both of you) if you have any Little People you want to discard, send them to me. I'll take good care of them. I've been wanting one of those castles and besides, I can't bear to think of Garbin (far right in this undated group shot) in the garbage.