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Unformatted text preview: coating of toys, providing it amounts to less than six parts per million. The massive 2010 Fisher-Price recall is a major blow to Mattel, Inc., which acquired the toy maker in 1997 and made Fisher-Price the umbrella brand over Mattel’s infant and preschool lines. Just three years ago, the company recalled over 18 million Mattel and Fisher-Price toys that contained excessive levels of lead, lead paint or magnets that could become loose and swallowed by children. Magnets, which were used in toys like Polly Pocket dolls and Batman action figures, have already caused problems in past years. By November 21, 2006, close to 2.5 million Polly Pocket play sets had been recalled. Before then, there had been over 400 reports that the magnets used for these dolls came loose and three serious reports of children swallowing the magnets....
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- Spring '11
- foreign manufacturers, States toy distributors