Mattel Recalling 18.2 Million Toys Globally; 9 Million Toys Recalled in U.S.

Date: August 14, 2007

On August 14, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that toymaker Mattel is voluntarily recalling 9 million of its toys in the United States. The recalled items include popular characters such as Batman, Barbie, Polly Pockets and a toy from Pixar’s “Cars” movie because of hazards to children.
18.2 million magnetic toys are being recalled globally and the majority of the toys are no longer available in stores.
Some of the recalled toys have magnets that can become dislodged and swallowed. At least one toy has hazardous levels of lead in its paint.
The majority of the recall – 7 million toys – involves Polly Pocket dolls and accessories, which contain small magnets. These toys were produced between May 2003 to November 2006. None of the toys manufactured after November 1, 2006, are affected by the recall.
To access the Mattell recall page, type: http://www.mattel.com/safety/us/
To access the U.S. Product Safety Commission website, type : http://www.cpsc.gov/

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