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Fisher-Price to recall almost a million toys

August 2, 2007

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— 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.

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