Yet Another Toy Recall

Another — yes, another — toy recall has been announced today. First it was 1.5 million Thomas the Train toys, then 1.5 million Fisher-Price toys. Now a whopping 9 million Barbies, Batmans and Polly Pockets. Like the first two, the latest recalled toys were manufactured in China. (Anyone seeing a trend here?) Also like the first two this latest recall involves at least one toy with excessive levels of lead paint. But it also involves small magnets that if more than one are swallowed could be harmful to children.

Here’s the CNN article.

Here’s Mattel’s site with more info about the recall including a letter and video from the CEO about the recent recalls and what they’re doing about it.

My advice: Buy toys made in America (if toys are even still made in America!)


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