I have always advocated that boys should not play with Barbie Dolls. Now the The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mattel, may agree and extend the warning to both boys and girls when it comes to certain toys manufactured in China. Mattel is recalling 844,000 toys that contain excessive levels of lead paint. This is the third such recall of Chinese-manufactured toys by Mattel. Mattel apologized to consumers and said that it is investigating its vendors and testing its toys. 11 additional types of toys had been discovered that needed to be recalled.
"We've promised consumers that we'd tell them efficiently and openly if we found any additional affected toys, and that is what we are doing today," said Mattel.
Three Fisher-Price brand toys and various Barbie accessory were recalled, with Barbie toys being the majority of the affected toys. (No Barbie dolls were actually recalled.)
Mattel also recalled 8,900 units of Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys and 90,000 units of Geo Trax Locomotive Toys, all manufactured in China in 2006 and 2007.