Mattel recalls millions of toys with lead, small magnets
Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif., is recalling toys that may contain lead or have small magnets. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. If a child swallows more than one magnet, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage,which can be fatal.
Following is a brief description of recalled toys. Contact Mattel at 888-597-6597 or Fisher-Price at 888-496-8330 or visit www.service.mattel.comto determine if a toy is part of the recall.
Units: About 1 million
Description: The play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.
Sold at: Toy stores and other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for $4 to $20.