Washington, D.C. Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys - including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters - because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.
The recall being announced today involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold between May and August in the United States.
It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.
Owners of a recalled toy, including the one above, can exchange it for a voucher for another product of the same value. To see pictures of the recalled toys, visit www.service.mattel.com. For more information, call Mattel's recall hot line at (800) 916-4498.