Recall of toys made in China

Toy company Mattel Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of almost one and a half million Chinese-made toys over fears that their paint contains too much lead.

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Mattel Inc, which owns Fisher Price, said the recall affects almost 100,000 toys that have been on sale in the US and UK since May this year.

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An internal probe found the Chinese manufacturer had used a non-approved paint pigment, violating its safety standards, the company said.

Mattel said that it was removing the products from shops immediately and would also intercept incoming shipments.

There’s no need to panic if your child has been playing with a toy that’s part of the recall. Lead paint is a potentially serious danger, but it can’t be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, so a child would have to chew the paint off a toy and eat a significant amount of it in order to get sick.

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FULL LIST OF RECALLED PRODUCTS – UK & IRELAND

*B8065 DORA SAY IT TWO WAYS ASST.
*B9617 DORA’S TALKING HOUSE FIGURES
*G3825 DORA’S TALKING VAMONOS VAN
*H4187 DORA FIGURES IN A TUBE
*H4649 DORA’S LET’S GO ADVENTURE FAIRYTALE CASTLE
*H8367 DORA’S TALKING HOUSE DELUXE SET
*H8372 DORA’S LETS GO ADVENTURE FAIRYTALE CASTLE & TREEHOUSE
*J0338 GO DIEGO GO TALKING FIELD JOURNAL
*J0342 GO DIEGO GO ANIMAL ADVENTURE PACKS ASSORTMENT (J0342 IS THE ASSORTMENT CODE FOR J0343, J0344 & J0345)
*J0343 GO DIEGO GO ANIMAL ADVENTURES ARCTIC RESCUE
*J0344 GO DIEGO GO ANIMAL ADVEBNTURES DEEP SEA RESCUE
*J0345 GO DIEGO GO ANIMAL ADVENTURES MOUNTAIN RESCUE
*J0346 GO DIEGO GO TALKING RESCUE 4X4 VEHICLE
*J2300 DORA’S TALKING VAMONOS VAN WITH BONUS FIGURES
*K3414 GO DIEGO GO TALKING RESCUE GADGET BELT
*K5546 LAZY TOWN MUSIC TRANSPORTER
*L9912 GO DIEGO GO RESCUE ADVENTURE DRESS UP SET
*M1512 LAZY TOWN MUSIC TRANSPORTER

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