Mattel Issues 2nd Toy Recall

For the second time this month, Mattel announced a recall of almost 9 million toys made in China due to danger from loose magnets that children could swallow or toys with lead paint hazards.

Almost 2 weeks ago, Mattel recalled 1.5 million toys made in China due to lead paint hazards.

Recalled products include:

About 345,000 Batman and One Piece magnetic action figure sets,
About 253,000 Sarge die cast toy cars,
About 683,000 Barber and Tanner play sets,
About 1 million Doggie Day Care play sets and
About 7.3 million Various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets (about 2.4 million play sets were recalled on November 21, 2006).

Mattel is intentionally recalling the large number of toys in attempts to prevent any injuries from occuring. Mattel instructed retailers to pull these toys from their shelves, made a production change, and is offering replacement products. To Mattels credit, they discovered the latest problems while investigating toys recalled earlier this month.

Breakdowns of the recalled toys are below:

Mattel recalls Batman and One Piece Magnetic Action Figure Sets Due to Magnets Coming Loose from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Product: Batman and One Piece magnetic action figure sets.

Units: About 345,000

Hazard: Small, powerful magnets inside the accessories of the toy figures can fall out and be swallowed or aspirated by young children. If more than one magnet is swallowed, they can attract inside the body and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 incidents where a magnet fell out of the toy figure, including a case of a 3-year-old boy who was found with a magnet in his mouth. The boy did not swallow the magnet and no injuries have been reported to Mattel and CPSC.

Description: The recalled Batman toys include:

  • The Batman Magna Battle Armor Batman figure with model number J1944,
  • The Batman Magna Fight Wing Batman figure with model number J1946,
  • The Batman Secret ID figure with model number J5114,
  • and The Batman Flying Fox figure with model number J5115.

The seven inch tall action figures include the Batman logo on the front and include magnetic accessories. The model number is located on the lower right corner of the tag which is sewn to the figure.

The recalled One Piece toy is:

  • One Piece Triple Slash Zolo Roronoa figure with model number J4142.

The 5 ½ inch tall action figure has green hair, black pants, and has magnets in his hands which connect to magnets on various swords that the figure can hold. The model number is printed on the back of the action figure’s left leg.

Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from June 2006 through June 2007 for about $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the toy and contact Mattel for instructions on how to return it to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel toll-free (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

Mattel recalls “Sarge” die cast toy cars due to violation of lead safety standard from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Product: “Sarge” die cast toy cars.

Units: About 253,000

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain lead levels in excess of federal standards. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves die cast “Sarge” 2 ½ inch toy cars. The toy looks like a military jeep and measures about 2 ½ inches long by 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. The recalled toy has the markings “7EA” and “China” on the bottom. The “Sarge” toy car is sold alone or in a package of two, and may have the product number M1253 (for single cars) and K5925 (for cars sold as a set) printed on the packaging. The cars marked “Thailand” are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $7 and $20 (depending on whether they were sold individually or in sets).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel. Consumers will need to return the product to receive a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel at (800) 916-4997 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

Mattel recalls Barbie and Tanner magnetic toys due to magnets coming loose from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Product: Barbie and Tanner play sets.

Units: About 683,000

Hazard: A small magnet inside the “scooper” accessory can come loose. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves Barbie and Tanner play sets — model numbers J9472 and J9560. The toys include a “scooper” accessory with a magnetic end. Recalled scoopers have a visible, silver-colored, disc-shaped magnet on the end of the scooper. Scoopers with a white material covering the magnet and products manufactured after January 31, 2007 are not recalled.

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide May 2006 to August 2007 for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

Mattel recalls Doggie day care magnetic toys due to magnets coming loose from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Product: Doggie Day Care play sets.

Units: About 1 million

Hazard: Small magnets inside the toys can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Doggie Day Care play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.

Product numbers and names:

  • H1530 Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
  • H1532 Doggie Day Care Coco
  • H1533 Doggie Day Care Sparley
  • G4457 Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
  • G4458 Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau
  • G4459 Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
  • G4460 Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
  • G4461 Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
  • G4462 Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
  • G4464 Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
  • G9703 Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for between $4 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

Additional reports of magnets detaching from Polly Pocket play sets prompts expanded recalls by Mattel from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Products: Various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets.

Units: About 7.3 million play sets (about 2.4 million play sets were recalled on November 21, 2006)

Hazard: Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose. The magnets can be found by young children and swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the previous recall announcement, Mattel has received more than 400 additional reports of magnets coming loose. CPSC was aware in the first recall announcement of 170 reports of the magnets coming out of the recalled toys. There had been three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery.

Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. The magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are embedded in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic clothing, hairpieces and other accessories to help the pieces attach to the doll or to the doll’s house. The model number is printed on the bottom of the largest pieces on some of the play sets. Products manufactured after November 1, 2006 and are currently on store shelves are not included in this recall. Contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your product to determine if it is part of the recall.

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers from May 2003 through November 2006 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value of the returned product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

Product names and numbers:

  • Polly Pocket! Polly Place Magnetic Additions Assortment B2631
  • Polly Pocket! Polly Place Hangin’ Out House B2632
  • Polly Pocket! Polly Place Treetop Clubhouse B3158
  • Polly Pocket! Spa Day B3201
  • Polly Pocket! Activity Lunchbox B3203
  • Polly Pocket! Activity Locker B3204
  • Polly Pocket! Collectible Lip Gloss B3207
  • Polly Pocket! Collectible Make Up Powder Puff B3209
  • Polly Pocket! Dip N’ Dive Pool B3210
  • Polly Pocket! Birthday Surprise B3396
  • Polly Pocket! Dazzlin’ Pet Show Divine Dogs B7078
  • Polly Pocket! Rick’s Magic Show B7082
  • Polly Totally! Polly Place Totally Tiki Diner B7118
  • Polly Pocket! Sweet Treats B7125
  • Polly Pocket! Birthday Mailbox B7127
  • Polly Pocket! Stretch Polly Disco Lamp B7128
  • Polly Pocket! Jewelry Box Purple B7129
  • Polly Pocket! Polly Magnet Bus B8478
  • Polly Pocket! Collectible Caboodle B9521
  • Polly Pocket! Activity Lunch Box Pink B9522
  • Polly Pocket! Activity Locker Orange B9523
  • Polly Pocket! Polly Glitter Puff B9525
  • Polly Pocket! Collectible Caboodle Purple B9578
  • Polly Pocket! Fashion Boutique on the Go B9929
  • Polly Pocket! Birthday Mailbox Pink C0504
  • Polly Pocket! Jewelry Box Yellow C0505
  • Polly Pocket! Disco Lamp C1341
  • Polly Pocket! Disco Lamp Purple C1342
  • Polly Pocket! Mermaid Stars G8602
  • Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Boutique G8605
  • Polly Pocket! Quick Click Playset G8606
  • Polly Pocket! Snow Cool Hotel G8612
  • Polly Pocket! Quick Click House of Style Playset G8614
  • Polly Pocket! Polly by Me Totally Beadiful G8615
  • Polly Pocket! Quick Click Penthouse G8616
  • Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik City Pretty Playset H1537
  • Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Sporty Style Playset H1538
  • Polly Pocket! Quick Click Movie Time Playset H1553
  • Polly Pocket! Quick Click Pool Party Playset H1554
  • Polly Pocket! Totally Zen Playset H3211
  • Polly Pocket! Pollywood Limo-Scene Vehicle J1659
  • Polly Pocket! Pollywood Dial A Style Lila J1661
  • Polly Pocket! Pollywood Dial A Style Lea J1662
  • Polly Pocket! Stick N’ Style J1670
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Rockin’ Theme Park Playset J1681
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Dress N’ Drive Lounge Playset J1687
  • Pollyworld Theme Park Party Quick Click Doll and Fashion J1695
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Polly Doll J4169
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Crissy Doll J4170
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Lea Doll J4171
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Quick Click Shani Doll J4172
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Costume Art Lea J9305
  • Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Gift Shop Lila J9306
  • Polly Pocket! Twirl and Swirl Beauty Case J9648
  • Pollyworld Dial a Song Polly Fashions J9965
  • Pollyworld Dial a Song Polly Fashions J9966
  • Pollyworld Rockin’ Tour Bus K3460
  • Polly Pocket! Happenin’ Pet Station 55503

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