Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Chinese Year of the Recall

Not only the US, but countries world wide are forced to tell parents to check their homes for products sold with high levels of lead and small, powerful magnets that could fall out of the toys and be swallowed. 21 million products in total from Mattel are being recalled.

Baby bibs from Toys R Us are also being recalled for lead.
The vinyl bibs were sold under store brand names Especially for Baby and Koala Baby. They feature a number of illustrations including baseball bats and soccer balls and Disney’s Winnie the Pooh characters.

Toys included in the recall
are Barbie and her dog Tanner, Batman action figures, Polly Pocket play sets, Doggie Day Care sets and the army jeep Sarge from the movie Cars.

This is the 3rd post in the last two months about recalls. Just two weeks ago Mattel had announced a large recall of 300,000 toys in the US. In July another recall was issued for lead in for sorting toys sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls and Meijers. This is a bad trend we are seeing. Keep your eyes and ears open for we are likely to see more of these.

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