02/08/2007

Fisher-Price Toys Recalled In Lead Print Scare

Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price has been forced to recall thousands of toys in the UK following fears that there are excessive levels of lead in the paint used.

The products are part of a wave of recalls of Chinese-made plastic pre-school toys, intended for use by children as young as two-years-old.

More than 94,000 units of the problem toys, which include popular characters from children's TV shows 'Dora The Explorer' and 'Lazy Town', have gone on sale in stores across the UK and Ireland.

The recall affects products that have been on sale since May.

Fisher-Price's parent company, Mattel, said that parents should stop children from using the affected toys immediately, but stressed that no injuries had been reported.

(KMcA/SP)

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