There has been disturbing number of toy recalls in the last few week due to dangerous toys in the marketplace.
Today Mattel has announced yet another recall, 18 million toys including more than 460,000 in Australia, citing injuries to at least three children who swallowed small magnets that had broken loose.
2 weeks ago Fisher-Price toys, also made by Mattel, recalled characters including Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street’s Ernie and Barney the Dinosaur after they were found to be coated in dangerous levels of lead.
Last month there were the recall of the a popular range of Thomas the Tank Engine toys again due to toxic lead in their paintwork.
What on earth are these companies thinking, allowing lead paint to be used in the manufacture of our children’s toys?