A lawsuit has been filed against Mattel over the toys they sold in stores that had lead based paint. Lead is a hazard to children and adults if ingested. Mattel recalled over 9 million toys last week due to lead paint and magnets that may pose a health hazard if swallowed.
Last week Mattel recalled millions of toys, including 436,000 die-cast toy cars from its “Cars” line because they may have contained excessive amounts of lead, which can cause brain damage in children.
Following the latest recall, Mattel CEO Robert Eckert said the company’s more aggressive testing methods to uncover tainted toys may lead to more recalls.
Mattel also recalled other toys earlier this year due to lead based paint. The toys were made in China which has been the source of several recalls this year.
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