Giant Toy Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Toy-making giant Mattel Inc. issued recalls Tuesday for millions of Chinese-made toys that contain magnets that can be swallowed by children or could have lead paint.
The recalls includes 7.3 million play sets, including Polly Pocket dolls and Batman action figures, and 1.5 million die cast cars that contain lead paint. The action was announced on the company's Web site and at a news conference here by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Nancy A. Nord, acting CPSC chairman, said no injuries had been reported with any of the products involved in the recall.
"The scope of these recalls is intentionally large to prevent any injuries from occurring," she told the news conference.
It was the latest blow to the toy industry, which has had a string of recalled products from China, ranging from faulty tires to tainted toothpaste. With more than 80 percent of toys sold worldwide made in China, toy sellers are nervous that shoppers will shy away from their products.
The recall involving lead paint was Mattel's second in two weeks. Earlier this month, consumers were warned about 1.5 million Chinese-made toys that contain lead paint.
Toys recalled Tuesday include 253,000 Sarge brand cars, because the surface paint could contain lead levels in excess of federal standard. The 2 1/2-inch, 1-inch high car looks like a military jeep.
Also recalled were 345,000 Batman and "One Piece" action figures, 683,000 Barbie and Tanner play sets and 1 million Doggie Day Care play sets.
In full-page ads Tuesday in The New York Times and other newspapers, Mattel said it was "one of the most trusted names with parents" and was "working extremely hard to address your concerns and continue creating safe, entertaining toys for you and your children."

List of model names and product numbers for the nearly 9 million recalled Mattel Inc. toys, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
B2632 Polly Pocket! Polly Place Hangin' Out House
B3158 Polly Pocket! Polly Place Treetop Clubhouse
B3201 Polly Pocket! Spa Day
B7118 Polly Totally! Polly Place Totally Tiki Diner
G8605 Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Boutique
H1537 Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik City Pretty Playset
H1538 Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Sporty Style Playset
H3211 Polly Pocket! Totally Zen Playset
55503 Polly Pocket! Happenin' Pet Station
B2631 Polly Pocket! Polly Place Magnetic Additions Assortment
B3203 Polly Pocket! Activity Lunchbox
B3204 Polly Pocket! Activity Locker
B3207 Polly Pocket! Collectible Lip Gloss
B3209 Polly Pocket! Collectible Make Up Powder Puff
B3210 Polly Pocket! Dip N' Dive Pool
B3396 Polly Pocket! Birthday Surprise
B7078 Polly Pocket! Dazzlin' Pet Show Divine Dogs
B7082 Polly Pocket! Rick's Magic Show
B7125 Polly Pocket! Sweet Treats
B7127 Polly Pocket! Birthday Mailbox
B7128 Polly Pocket! Stretch Polly Disco Lamp
B7129 Polly Pocket! Jewelry Box Purple
B8478 Polly Pocket! Polly Magnet Bus
B9521 Polly Pocket! Collectible Caboodle
B9522 Polly Pocket! Activity Lunch Box Pink
B9523 Polly Pocket! Activity Locker Orange
B9525 Polly Pocket! Polly Glitter Puff
B9578 Polly Pocket! Collectible Caboodle Purple
B9929 Polly Pocket! Fashion Boutique on the Go
C0504 Polly Pocket! Birthday Mailbox Pink
C0505 Polly Pocket! Jewelry Box Yellow
C1341 Polly Pocket! Disco Lamp
C1342 Polly Pocket! Disco Lamp Purple
G8602 Polly Pocket! Mermaid Stars
G8606 Polly Pocket! Quick Click Playset
G8612 Polly Pocket! Snow Cool Hotel
G8614 Polly Pocket! Quick Click House of Style Playset
G8615 Polly Pocket! Polly by Me Totally Beadiful
G8616 Polly Pocket! Quick Click Penthouse
H1553 Polly Pocket! Quick Click Movie Time Playset
J1659 Polly Pocket! Pollywood Limo-Scene Vehicle
J1661 Polly Pocket! Pollywood Dial A Style Lila
J1662 Polly Pocket! Pollywood Dial A Style Lea
J1670 Polly Pocket! Stick N' Style
J1681 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Rockin' Theme Park Playset
J1687 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Dress N' Drive Lounge Playset
J1695 Pollyworld Theme Park Party Quick Click Doll and Fashion
J4169 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Polly Doll
J4170 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Crissy Doll
J4171 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Lea Doll
J4172 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Shani Doll
J9305 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Costume Art Lea
J9306 Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Gift Shop Lila
J9648 Polly Pocket! Twirl and Swirl Beauty Case
J9965 Pollyworld Dial a Song Polly Fashions
J9966 Pollyworld Dial a Song Polly Fashions
K3460 Pollyworld Rockin' Tour Bus
H1554 Polly Pocket! Quick Click Pool Party Playset
H1532 Doggie Day Care Coco
H1533 Doggie Day Care Sparley
G4461 Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
G4462 Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
G4464 Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
G4459 Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
G4460 Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
H1530 Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
G9703 Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie
G4457 Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
G4458 Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau
J9472 Barbie and Tanner play set
J9560 Barbie and Tanner play set
M1253 "Sarge" toy car sold alone
K5925 "Sarge" toy car sold in a package of two
J1944 Batman Magna Battle Armor Batman figure
J1946 Batman Magna Fight Wing Batman figure
J5114 Batman Secret ID figure
J5115 Batman Flying Fox figure
J4142 One Piece Triple Slash Zolo Roronoa figure

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  • by roy Location: Parma on Aug 14, 2007 at 03:30 PM
    I hope that this recall bites Mattel in the pocket book hard. The CEO's deserve anything that happens to them. They have sent jobs out of this country to countries that don't follow our laws to protect the people and environment. I hope it costs them billions and puts them out of work just like it has happened to me!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Pam Location: Jackson on Aug 14, 2007 at 09:18 AM
    The name can be trusted, the country of origin may create more problems.
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