Mattel announces yet another recall of 800,000 more toys due to excessive amounts of lead paint. This recall includes 675,000 Barbie accessories such as the Barbie Dream Puppy House, which had lead paint on the dog; a Barbie Dream Kitty Condo playset, which had lead paint on the cat; and a Barbie table and chairs kitchen playset, which had lead paint on the dog and dinner plates.
Mattel announced that the Barbie products affected by the recall were produced by Holder Plastic Company, a Mattel contract vendor, which subcontracted the painting of miniature toy pets and small furniture pieces to two smaller companies. Both companies used uncertified paint and are no longer producing toys for Mattel.
This recall also includes 90,000 units of Mattel’s GeoTrax locomotive line and about 8,900 Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys, both from the company’s Fisher-Price brand. The Big Big World products were sold nationwide from July through August of this year, while the GeoTrax toys were sold from September 2006 through August of this year.
Be sure to check out your child’s toys to ensure their safety. Not only Mattel toys, but others as well. From time to time, pick them up and look for missing chips of paint or broken edges. Be proactive in your child’s behalf.
For more details on this recall, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission for specific information.
For additional information about Tuesday’s recalls, consumers should call Mattel at 888-496-8330 or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com.