Fisher -Price, a division of Mattel Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a toy recall of approximately 967,000 toys due to the surface paints containing excessive levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by small children.
The recalled toys were manufactured by a Chinese vendor and sold within the U.S. using non-approved paint pigments that contain excessive levels of lead. Eighty-three popular toys including Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Dora and Elmo are included in the nationwide toy recall.
Consumers are advised to take the recalled toys away from small children. Toys can be exchanged for a voucher for another product of the same value. This is the first Fisher-Price recall that involves lead paint.
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