cialis online

Mattel Fisher-Price Toy Recall Issued for Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price Division has issued yet another recall of toys made with lead paint. The recall of more than 55,000 Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats in the US, Great Britain and Canada is the fourth Mattel toy recall since August. Meanwhile, several other companies, including Family Dollar stores, also issued recalls for toys with excessive levels of lead.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the Chinese-made Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats are made with surface paint that contains excessive amounts of lead in violation of federal lead paint standards for children’s toys. The Fisher-Price toy is an orange and yellow boat that squirts water. The cartoon character Diego is in the boat’s driver seat. All of the toys are marked with the “Fisher-Price” logo, and bear the product number K3413 and a date between 137-7HF and 223-7HF. The Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats were sold at retail stores nationwide between June 2007 and October 2007 for around $15.00.

Children should not be allowed to play with the recalled Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats, as lead can cause brain damage and other serious injuries to children if swallowed. Consumers should contact Fisher-Price at (888) 299-0579 or online at www.service.mattel.com for instructions on returning the recalled toys to the company. Fisher-Price will provide consumers with a free replacement toy.

In addition to the Mattel Fisher-Price toy recall, the CPSC also issued recall notices for bobble head dolls, buckets, toy jewelry and toy gardening sets that contained high levels of lead. Those recalls include 142,000 Halloween buckets sold at Family Dollar stores nationwide, and 97,000 toy gardening sets sold at Jo-Ann Stores. Other toy recalls include 190,000 children’s toy jewelry sets imported by Greenbrier International and another 110,000 jewelry sets sold by WeGlow International.

Finally, 80,000 bobble head football cake decorations sold at bakeries and ice cream stores were also recalled. The bobble head decorations included figures based on the following teams. Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams. The bobble head decorations were sold nationwide since January.

The Fisher-Price Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boat recall is the fourth such action taken by Mattel this year. Since August 1, Mattel has recalled more than 21 million toys because they contained either toxic lead paint or dangerous magnets that could cause intestinal injuries in children if swallowed. Other companies have also been hit hard by toy recalls, including the RC2 Company which recalled more than 1 million lead-tainted Thomas and Friends toy trains in June.

The US banned lead from paint used on toys in 1978, but as companies have moved more of their toy manufacturing operations overseas to places like China, lead exposure from toys has once again become a problem. Foreign factories are under a great deal of pressure to produce goods at the lowest cost possible, a situation that causes many of these manufacturers to use cheaper materials, such as lead paint.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

NEWS CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

ARCHIVES


Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!
defective-hip-replacement.com

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!
CAT-Scans-Radiation-Exposure.com

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.
WaterContaminationFrom Fracking.com

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to PCBs.com

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!
TallisPhoto.com

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO
Poligrip-Lawsuit.com

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!
Nassau-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-Online.com

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!
nursing-home-blog.com

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!
www.nassau-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!
www.suffolk-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!
www.veterans-benefits-denial.com

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!
www.oil-rig-spills.com

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.
whistlebloweradvisor.com