Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mattel Recall

There is a massive recall of some Mattel toys. The recall includes popular Dora, Diego, Elmo, and Big Bird toys. The toys were made in China and they have found that they contain excessive amounts of lead. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised to take away these toys from your children immediately, as it can cause adverse health effects if the lead is ingested.

You can visit the Mattel website to see the products included in the recall. The list has pictures of the particular toys here: http://service.mattel.com/us/recall/. You may have trouble accessing the website as there is a ton of traffic that the server can't handle. If you have a problem, you can also visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall list here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07257.html. This list includes the product numbers, however, there are no pictures.

My suggestion is to keep trying Mattel's list. It was a lot easier to compare toys after seeing the pictures.

After checking the picture list I was relieved that I didn't own any of these. I was very surprised as we have a ton of Dora and Diego items.

Please feel free to pass along this post to your readers!

4 comments:

For the Love... said...

Thanks for the info and the links-my niece has tons of Elmo/Dora will forward this to SIL!

DraMa said...

This was on the Today Show this morning and they also said they had a list up of the toys. SO maybe others can try that as well.

I have to check but I doubt I have any of them. I don't think we own any mattel toys. We did however have those trains that were recalled a few months ago for the same reason.

Maria said...

Wow. I saw that list. What a lot of stuff! I smell some lawsuits coming....

The Chick said...

Thanks so much for your links! It was so helpful! My son actually had a few of those toys (he loves Dora and Elmo) but his were not affected since they were purchased some time ago. Whew!