Mattel recalling more Chinese-made toys

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Toy-making giant Mattel has issued recalls for millions of Chinese-made toys that contain magnets that can be swallowed by children or that contain lead paint.

The recall includes more than seven million play sets, including Polly Pocket dolls and Batman action figures, and one and a-half million die cast cars that contain lead paint.

The Polly Pocket and Batman recalls were announced on the company's Web site. The recall of lead-painted cars was announced this morning by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says no injuries have been reported with any of the toys recalled today by Mattel.

Acting agency chairman Nancy Nord said the scope of the recall was "intentionally large" in order to prevent injuries from occurring.

In full-page ads today in The New York Times and other newspapers, Mattel said it was "working extremely hard" to address concerns of parents and that it continues to try to create "safe, entertaining toys."

Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and contact Mattel toll free at (888)597-6597 for a free replacement toy.

For additional information on this recall you can log onto the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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