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Mattel Recalls More Toys Due to Lead Hazard

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By Admin on September 05, 2007 10:22 AM

Mattel Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of about 800,000 toys due to the potential hazard of excessive amounts of lead in surface paint on the toys. Tuesday's recall announcement involves about 675,000 "Barbie" accessory toys, 8,900 "Bongo Band" toys, and 90,000 "Geo Trax Locomotive" toys. Mattel Inc. states that it has received no reports of illness or injury associated with the recalled toys, but the company is urging consumers to immediately take any recalled toys away from children, and to contact Mattel for information on returning the product and receiving a free replacement toy. Tuesday's toy recall is the third announced by Mattel in just over a month (More information on August 2 and August 14 recalls).