Mattel Recalls over 800,000 Toys due to Lead Scare
New York: Toy manufacturer, Mattel Inc announced a third recall of Chinese-made toys, stating it would bring back over 800,000 units throughout the world with “prohibited” levels of lead.
The most recent recall consists of three Fisher-Price toy models and eight Barbie brand playsets. Barbie dolls were not included in the list.
In the last five weeks, Mattel had already made up two recalls of millions of Chinese toys because of extreme quantities of lead paint and other risks.
A spate of toy recalls has actuated worry over the quality of products fabricated in China. The U.S. House of Representatives’ commission on commerce, trade and consumer protection is to hold a September 19 hearing on how to defend U.S. children from imported goods having lead paint.
Lead paint has been connected to health troubles in children, including brain damage.
Mattel has faced up matters over whether it acted quickly enough in denoting last month’s recalls of over 19 million toys owing to lead paint and risks from small magnets, which can be swallowed and cause problem. The recalled toys comprised Pixar Sarge die-cast toy cars and Sesame Street and Fisher Price toys.
Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission dissented with Mattel’s chief executive, Robert Eckert, who narrated that the company preferred firstly to examine reports of hazardous toys without informing the agency.