The Toy Recall -- A Parent's Guide

Posted on 21 August 2007

The Toy Recall

Katie Rooney & M.J. Stephey- TIME

1. What makes these toys unsafe?

Mattel recalled its toys for two reasons: lead paint and loose magnets.

The surface paint on certain toys, such as the Sarge car and some Sesame Street characters, contain excessive levels of lead, which, if ingested, could lead to such long-term developmental and health problems as hyperactivity, low IQ and kidney damage.


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