I'm guessing that this too was made before the company went phthalate-free (if this toy ever had them to begin with), but I'd like to know for sure before I toss it because it's pretty cool. So for now it goes into toy purgatory.
It's joined there by a set of plastic keys, an hourglass rattle, a twisty green wooden caterpillar and some plastic rings with Sesame Street characters. They're cool toys that we like but they're also highly chewable and lack a brand-named that I can look them up and confirm that they're OK.
So I've been reassured about quite a few critical toys like our teethers, but also have a pile of toys I'll regret throwing out and that I hope my daughter won't miss, and I'm left to stare at a cute green wooden caterpillar wondering if its toxic.
There's got to be a better way.