Another Recall: Fisher-Price Recalls Almost 1 Million Toys for Lead Paint


Another recall with products coming from China! This time for suspected use of lead Elmopaint. Lead paint? Toy maker Fisher Price is added to a long list of companies that have recently joined the “recall” list for their products. Why is it that so many of them are being manufactured in China? Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 1 million products.

Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys—including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters—because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.

The recall is the first for Fisher-Price Inc. and parent company Mattel Inc. involving lead paint. It is the largest for Mattel since 1998 when Fisher-Price had to yank about 10 million Power Wheels from toy stores. (Breitbart)

Chinese quality on the spot, again

In a typical and predictable manner, Chinese officials when into CYA spin mode defending their quality and products. In what almost reads like, hey America … what’s a little lead paint … Chinese officials defend yet another recall.

China leapt to the defense of its products Thursday after Mattel Inc. said it was recalling 1.5 million Chinese-made toys worldwide because their paint may contain too much lead. (CNN)

Since when did lead paint and children mix? The real question is why are we even referencing lead pain and children’s toys in the same sentence.  China said it would work with the United States to improve product safety. That’s rather swell of the Chinese. Maybe they should have had that same thought process prior to the recall.

“Anytime a company brings a banned hazardous product into the U.S. marketplace, especially one intended for children, it is unacceptable,” said Nancy Nord, acting chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Ensuring that Chinese-made toys are safe for U.S. consumers is one of my highest priorities and is the subject of vital talks currently in place between CPSC and the Chinese government.” (Breitbart)

Lead paint prompts Fisher-Price recall

Click here for a list of some of the affected products. Go to the Fisher-Price web site for more details.   

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • AP Lists Their Top 10 Stories of 2007 … Give Us Your Picks
  • The Crying Game … Lefty Wingnut Cries Like a Baby to CNN After Huge Union Loss in Wisconsin Recall Election Loss to Gov. Scott Walker … “Democracy Died Tonight”
  • First Toothpaste recalls then Food, now Easy Bake Ovens by Hasbro
  • Pet Food Companies Agree to Pay $24 Million to Pet Owners in Tainted Pet Food Recall Suit (Menu Foods)
  • Rasmussen: Wisconsin Governor Recall Election Poll: Scott Walker 50%, Barrett 45%

  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Another Recall: Fisher-Price Recalls Almost 1 Million Toys for Lead Paint”

    1. Lorraine on August 2nd, 2007 12:38 pm

      Call me crazy, stupid or just plain naive, but why are we EVEN importing and SELLING toys with lead in them. This is at least the second recall this year ( I heard Thomas, the Train, stuff was recalled earlier due to high lead content) high, low, we shouldn’t be importing ANY lead painted toys. This is absolutely insane!! Are the Chinese stupid or trying to “Brain damage” American children? Do they allow these toys to be sold in their country, or are they made only for export!! Who uses lead in paint anymore….it causes brain damage!!! It’s dangerous!!!!

    2. mrs. red on August 2nd, 2007 1:03 pm

      what happens when you have companies lobbying for China to have most favored trade status. In 2000, there was an effort to curb the imports and way we do business with China, but the manufactuers in this country really jumped all over that with lots of money and lobbying of our vaunted Congress.

    3. Miss-Undestimated on August 2nd, 2007 3:39 pm

      The time has come to speak with your wallets.
      Stop buying from China, I think they are trying to kill us.

    4. Lorraine on August 2nd, 2007 4:26 pm

      I agree underestimated, if everyone did that, manufacturers would get the picture. It’s for the health and safety of your children….if it means buying more expensive toys,….buy one instead of three,,,,,,kids today have too many toys anyway and don’t use their imagination or go out and play with other children, socialization skills and conflict resolution skills are lacking because children don’t need other children,,,, and that’s a shame!!!! Maybe China is inadvertantly doing us a favor….fewer, better made toys, reading books, playing with others, we will have an improved generation!!

    5. Miss-Underestimated on August 2nd, 2007 5:45 pm


      You nailed it. I used to watchmy children open their presents and play with the boxes. They used to have a time, making forts out of cardboard boxes, blankets and crayons.

      Truth be told I think alot of parents buy alot of toys because the children are not safe to go outside and play. They try to keep them occupied inside.

      We really need to put children first, which it seems out govt does not, why? Because they can’t vote?

    6. brie on August 2nd, 2007 6:33 pm

      Buy American!!!

      We need to support our own country, I won’t buy anything that says Made in China.

      Many companies are opening in foreign countries and the jobs are going there. Which, of course, leaves our American’s unemployed. I think those companies should be so heavily taxed that it becomes too costly to operate outside of the US.

    7. Elmo on August 2nd, 2007 7:57 pm

      Elmo says…L is for lead paint

    8. compananzi on August 2nd, 2007 8:45 pm

      Finally people are realizing its American company out for the quick buck and skip overseas any OSHA related health and employee safety. Do not point to CHINA but point to your public company and greedy shareholders. Bottom line. Majority of American companies EXPLOIT foreign workers, and countries under the guise of free trade, ignore OSHA safety, and screw the American worker in the process. We have seen te Evil and it is us.

    9. Lorraine on August 2nd, 2007 10:06 pm

      OSHM — SHMSA…I have had dealings with idiots in OSHA, when I was deathly ill working in a sick-building in Florida…..they either knew nothing or it was a total cover up…actually, the mice droppings were so evident and yet overlooked by their inspectors, much less the mold in the HVAC system that caused me to get so ill.

      Americans are not evil, and I’m sick of hearing it said. We give more to others than any other country……if you feel this way about America, you can leave!!

    10. Jonathan Salem Baskin on August 3rd, 2007 9:15 am

      Expanding this event to be some symbol of American capitalism or geopolitics obscures the point, I suspect, which is that consumers are getting better educated about how, what, and where products are made (and services are provided). Lots of businesses are dependent on brand and marketing presenting an acceptable ‘front end’ to production chains that are anything but acceptable, and each crises (or inquisitive Internet search) that breaks through this barrier is a challenge and wake-up call to corporate execs to examine their business strategies. We can’t regulate or legislate our way out of globally networked/outsourced supply chains, but I wonder whether consumer knowledge will force businesses to take more responsibility for them? This could change the very nature of how stuff is made, as well as branded and marketed. I’ve written a bit about this angle on Dim Bulb, at, if you’d like to check it out.

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It