ssand23 wrote:I bought my son a few different Melissa & Doug wooden items this past Christmas. All of them have since fallen apart under normal play conditions. One of the items only lasted 3 months. He even got splinters from the M&D blocks.
I'd strongly recommend to avoid their wooden toys & find another brand that sells wooden puzzles. Save your money. You'll need it to replace these in a couple months.
I worked at a store that sells Melissa and Doug products, and in my experience, their products are very well made for mass-produced wooden toys.
They are also a solid company when it comes to replacing defective products. If you (or friends) had issues, an email to M&D could very well have resolved it.
I'm a fan of their puzzles, and when I got to play with the storage box, I was impressed by its sturdiness.
I'd probably grab one if I had a kid to buy it for. (Alas, I just worked with them.)