Mattel Recalling 9 Million Toys Due to Lead, Small Magnet Risk

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By Admin on August 14, 2007 9:12 AM

Mattel Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of more than 9 million toys and play sets in the U.S., because of injury and health risks posed by small magnets and lead paint. Consumers should immediately take any recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a voucher for a replacement toy. The recall is the second initiated by Mattel in the last two weeks, and both recalls involve toys that were manufactured in China (information on August 2 recall). According to the Washington Post, "with more than 80 percent of toys sold worldwide made in China, toy sellers are nervous that shoppers will shy away from their products."