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9 Million Mattel Toys Recalled

Recall Due to Loose Magnets, Lead Paint; Second Mattel Toy Recall in a Month

Mattel Apologizes

"The safety of children is our primary concern, and we are deeply apologetic to everyone affected," says Mattel Chairman and CEO Robert Eckert in a Mattel news release.

Mattel is beefing up its magnet-retention systems and product testing. The company has also strengthened its efforts to prevent lead-based paints from being used on its products. Read more on what parents should know here.

Today's recall follows Mattel's Aug. 2 recall of nearly a million Fisher-Price toys that were painted with lead-based paint by a Chinese manufacturer and sold in the U.S. from May 1 until the recall began.

At the time, Mattel announced that it was reviewing the procedures used by all of its Chinese manufacturers and would take prompt action if any similar problems were discovered.

 

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