I have recently found a few companies that have such wonderful simple toys. Many of them offer wooden toys. I don't have to worry about lead paint or a recall because the company takes great care in selling only the best toys.
Here's my list:
Oompa Toys: http://oompa.com
Bamboletta Dolls: http://bamboletta.com/
Nova Natural Toys and Crafts: http://www.novanatural.com/
Ostheimer Toys http://www.ostheimertoys.com/shop/index.html (Thanks, C!)
A Child's Dream: http://www.achildsdream.com/
Imagine Childhood: http://store.imaginechildhood.com/
I would love other suggestions!