Fisher Price recalls over 1 million toys
ryan | August 1, 2007 at 03:31 pmby
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CNN reports that some of their most popular toys contain lead and have
recalled over 1 million items. The lead filled paint is reportedly from
China. The toys being recalled include, Elmo, Dore the Explora and Big
Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys _ including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters _ because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead. The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.The recall is the first for Fisher-Price Inc. and parent company Mattel Inc. involving lead paint. It is the largest for Mattel since 1998 when Fisher-Price had to yank about 10 million Power Wheels from toy stores.