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Mattel recall expanded, the drama builds

Mattel has recalled another 9 million toys, and the owner of the factory in China responsible for the lead paint recall has committed suicide. One die-cast licensed Cars toy was found to have dangerous levels of lead paint, but the majority of the toys in this recall are actually magnetic toys. The tiny magnets may inadvertently release from the toys, causing a major hazard if swallowed. There are so many things wrong with this whole story, I don’t know where to begin. So I’ll just give the information for now.
This time, some of the affected toys are items we carry, so I will urge our customers to look through the list very carefully, particularly the Polly Pocket items.
To read Mattel’s press release, click here.

To see a complete list of products effected by the recalls click here.

Every day, as parents we worry about our kids. It’s so frustrating that we have to add toys to the list of potential dangers.

One comment

  1. You might be interested in the following link from the BBC, NZ probes China clothing scare.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6956764.stm

    It is unclear if the recent product recalls and alerts are a knee-jerk reaction or valid concerns with the overall quality of products being produced in China. To be honest, when companies reduce costs in the manufacturing process, there are bound to be a lowering of quality.

    I have also commented about the recent Toy recall at http://babyrecommend.com/chinese-toy-recall-paying-for-cheap-play/

    Ian
    http://babyrecommend.com/

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