If your child spends hours applying pretend makeup at her Enchanted Beauty Salon, or hammering away at his Build & Play Tool Bench, or digging in the sand with her Castle Pail of Toys, you can thank American Plastic Toys for the much-needed break. The company manufactures plastic toys, including doll accessories (strollers, nurseries), children's furniture, role-playing items (kitchen sets, tool benches), riding toys (trikes, wagons), seasonal toys (pail and shovel sets), and vehicles (dump trucks, airplanes). Products are sold by such retailers as
Toys "R" Us
across the US, as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1962.