Mattel announced a voluntary recall of over 674,000 Barbie accessories, manufactured in China, due to the surface paints on the toys containing excessive levels of lead. Lead poisoning can lead to serious adverse health affects, especially in children under the age of six.
Mattel previously announced a recall of 9 million toys due to a choking hazards from small magnets dislodging from the toys. And potential injuries from lead paint.
The recall includes several Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. A complete list of all the recalled Barbie Toys can be found on Mattel’s website. The date code and product numbers can be found on the bottom of the largest toy in the set.
Consumers should take the recalled toys away from small children immediately and contact Mattel for a free replacement toy of equal value.
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