Fisher-Price, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is voluntarily recalling 967,000 toys, including popular Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted toys – Big Bird, Elmo, Dora, and Diego – produced by one specific contract manufacturer during a narrow timeframe. The recalled products were sold in retail stores nationwide since May 1, 2007. Paint on some of these products COULD contain lead in excess of permissible levels.
Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.
Find the press release and the complete product listing at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission here. A large number of these toys have already been pulled from store shelves, but, in order to be certain, check out the Mattel Consumer Relations Answer Center for detailed information and photos of the specific toys. To read more about the recall at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, please visit here. Keep your child safe!