UK recall only minor says Mattel

The latest recall will affect only a handful of products says Mattel UK.
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Although the global number is over 500,000, only 2,540 products sold through three retailers are affected in the UK - seven pet and furniture playsets sold under the Barbie brand due to impermissible levels of lead. They are:

Barbie Dream Puppy House Playset
 - orange on miniature dog J9485
Barbie Dream Kitty Condo Playset
 - brown on miniature cat J9486
Barbie Table & Chairs Kitchen Playset
 - yellow food of two dinner plates,
 - brown on miniature dog,
 - yellow and orange on potato chip bowl
 - orange on salad bowl K8606
Barbie Bathtub & Toilet Bathroom Playset
– brown on miniature cat K8607
Barbie Futon & Table Living Room Playset
– brown on miniature cat K8608
Barbie Desk & Chair Bedroom Playset
– brown on miniature dog K8609
Barbie Couch & Table Living Room Playset
– yellow flower on purse K8613

“In August we promised that we would continue to focus on ensuring the safety and quality of our toys through extensive testing of finished products, thorough investigation of our vendors and the implementation of a strengthened three-point check system. As a result of our ongoing investigation we discovered additional affected products. Consequently, several subcontractors are no longer manufacturing Mattel toys. We apologise again to everyone affected and promise that we will continue to focus on ensuring the safety and quality of our toys,” said Bob Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel.



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The US consumer safety agency has recalled more than 635,000 Chinese-made toys, key chains and other products.

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