Nearly One Million Fisher Price Toys Being Recalled

August 2, 2007

Fisher Price announced Thursday that nearly one million of their toys and dozens of types of their products made by a Chinese vendor are being recalled.

Two thirds of the toys were stopped before they made it in to stores. Some of the products include Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego toys. It's the latest rash of recalls of tainted or faulty product from China.

“Parents should be concerned because lead poisoning often comes with no signs or symptoms, but lead poisoning can cause permanent hearing loss, it can cause permanent learning disabilities and emotional problems, behavior problems,” said Kristin Wenger, from the Blue Ridge Poison Center.

Fisher Prices said the toys were made in China and sold in the U.S. between May and August for about $4 or $5 a piece.

China is promising to work with the U.S. to improve product safety, as their dangerous products are pulled off store shelves. Fisher Price and the U.S. government say they are not releasing details of the recall to the public, to give stores time to get suspect toys off shelves and the company time to set up a recall hotline.

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