Mattel in second toy recall over lead levels

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Mattel recalled more than 55,000 toys yesterday due to concerns about high lead levels.

The firm pulled its Fisher-Price Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boat because the product's painted logos may be affected.

Around 12,000 of the recalled toys were sold in the UK and Ireland after June this year.

Another 38,000 of the Animal Rescue Boats were sold in the US and 5,500 in Canada. No other countries are affected.

The announcement follows Mattel's massive recall of around two million toys worldwide in August due to safety fears about products made in China.

Today's recall applies only to Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats sold after June this year. It comes after a Mattel investigation found that a sub-contractor in China had used unauthorised paint to make the recalled batch.

The toy firm said: "Mattel announced that... the company has voluntarily recalled a production run of a single product sold in four countries due to impermissible levels of lead.