Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value. For additional information, contact Mattel's/Fisher-Price hotline at 888496-8330 anytime, or visit www.mattel.com/safety
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
RECALL: More han 675,000 Barbie Accesory Toys Due to Lead Paint Violation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mattel of California, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of about 675,000 Barbie Accessory Toys. Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. There were no reported incidents or injuries. The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in a chart on CPSC's Web site. The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007for about $10 and manufactured in China.