Mattel urged to address root of lead problems

Recall is just the first step, says US attorney
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A US-based attorney is urging Mattel to address the root of the lead issue by determining how many children have been affected, according to a report on Reuters.

A family in Los Angeles is the lead plaintiff in a case being bought against Mattel, although Jeffrey Killino is also seeking class-action status for the case.

"Recalling the toys is only the first step," Killino said in a statement. "If Mattel is really concerned about the safety of children, then it should address the root of the issue - determining how many children were affected by these poisoned toys so they can get immediate treatment."

Mattel is already facing one suit stemming from its August 1st recall of 1.5 million Chinese-made toys because of lead paint. In that case, Florida parent Farrah Shoukry sued Mattel is US District Court in New York and is seeking a refund for the toys, money for diagnostic tests for lead poisoning and damages.

Shoukry, according to Reuters, is also looking to have the suit certified as a class action, meaning that it could determine the outcome for large numbers of people similarly affected.

Mattel launched a national advertising campaign last week in a bid to assure consumers that it is on top of product safety.

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