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Mattel recalls 967,000 toys with lead paint

After discovering that toys made by its manufacturers in China were tainted with lead paint, Mattel has issued a recall of almost one million of its products in order to prevent personal injuries to minors. Many of the affected toys include some of Mattel’s most popular selling items, including toys that feature Sesame Street and Nickelodeon characters. Although Mattel claims that it has been able to keep 2/3 of the tainted products off the shelves by contacting its distributors and retailers, that leaves nearly 300,000 products in the homes of children. Consumers can identify the toys by looking for date codes from 109-7LF to 187-7LF on the packaging.

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