Fisher-Price, a division of toy-maker Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), is recalling nearly one million plastic pre-school toys because of unsafe levels of lead paint. The toys were painted by a Chinese vendor with whom the company has a long association.
The recall, the second-largest this year involving toys, involves 83 different products made from April 19 through July 6. Toy characters parents (and their pre-school children) will certainly recognize include Elmo, Dora the Explorer, and her pal Diego.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a full list of the recalled toys here.
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According to an article in the New York Times, The Toy Industry Association has been working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on new regulations that require more stringent safety checks. It's also been suggested that the industry needs the help of the U.S. Government to get China on board and compliant with these regulations.
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