First off; I try as hard as I can to only use vibes and dils that are made in the US. I think outsourcing sucks and I try to do my part to support American businesses. Companies outsource manufacturing because it's much cheaper to produce a finished product. The reason it's cheap is because they pay the factory workers next to nothing and/or use inferior materials. I'm sorry, but I don't want to be putting inferior materials inside me. I do also buy toys, on occasion, from Europe, Canada, Japan, and other westernized counties due to similar stringent labor regulations.
The other thing that really gets me about these Leaf toys being made in China is this whole "eco-friendly" angle they're trying to go for. I can promise you that if it's made in China there is nothing eco-friendly about it. China has practically non-existent environmental regulations. I mean, they literally dump industrial waste into rivers. Also, unless you're vibrator is somehow solar powered, it's not eco-friendly. The stuff in those rechargeable lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries is volatile nasty stuff. Which is why you can't just throw those things out in the garbage. They need to be taken someplace that can properly dispose of the spent batteries. So, maybe the box is 90% post-consumer product. So what?! Cereal boxes and shampoo bottles are all made from recycled material these days. Making your product green and putting it in a brown box with a leaf on it does not an eco-friendly product make.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people that refuses to buy anything not made in the USA. I do when I can. Yes, I know practically everything these day is made in China, but I'm also not putting my microwave or TV inside my vagina. I'm also not naive enough to think that there aren't sweat shops right here in the good ol' U. S. of A. But I'd like to think that most (more than China, at least) legitimate companies in this country do use proper labor practices.
I know most people probably don't even bother to look to see where products are made these days, but maybe it's something everybody should become be more conscious of.
Would love to hear everybody's opinions.