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Staying Safe Amid Toy Recalls

Staying Safe Amid Toy Recalls



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Deanie Wimmer ReportingOne of the country's best known toymakers has issued a recall on almost a million toys. The recall includes Fisher Price toys with popular characters Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego.

They were made by a Chinese vendor and have lead paint, which can be dangerous for children. This is the latest in a wave of recalls over Chinese products.

Parents will once again have to dump out their kids' toys to see if any are included in this recall. Now, some parents may question how safe are the toys left the toy box?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Fisher Price to see how almost a million toys made it into the U.S. market with banned lead paint. The recall would've been even larger, but they caught many of the toys before they made it to store shelves.

Julie Vallese, with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, says, "These particular toys are made for younger children. Younger children tend to put these products into their mouth. Any time a child is mouthing a product that has lead paint, it is a serious hazard."

Already this summer, parents had to rifle through their kids' toy boxes to look for toys from another recall, a massive one involving Thomas the Train.

To Stay Safe, the best parents can do is be vigilant at watching for recalls and supervising your children.

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