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Last Updated: Wednesday August 22 2007 13:17 GMT

Have you been affected by the toy recall?

Lots of toys have been recalled because of safety fears

Millions of toys have been recalled by the company that made them because there are worries that children could be hurt by them.

There are problems with loads of toy cars as well as some magnetic toys including Batman, Barbie and Polly Pocket

Ways to contact Mattel if you're concerned
Helpline: 01628 500 303
E-mail: HelplineUK@mattel.com
Website: www.service.mattel.com/uk/
The toys were made in China by a company called Mattel.

Some of them have a dangerous substance called lead in the paint used on them, while the magnets on others may come loose.

So have any of your toys been taken away to be sent back?

We want to hear from you!

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Your Comments

"I have to send them off and it's not fair! They should check them before they send them out."

Caoimhe, 10, County Derry, Northern Ireland

"I'm sad because a lot of my Polly Pockets were given to me on my birthday and Christmas and now I have to give them up!"

Katrina, 10, San Antonio, USA

"All my Polly Pockets have to be taken back and I really appreciate them now! It's not fair!"

Mollie, 9, Nottingham, England

"I think that it's reasonable. Toys are only used for entertainment and the companies thinking of recalling them is a positive thing. My little sister's Polly Pockets were recalled but she didn't mind at all."

Lauren, 11, Birmingham, England

"I was really upset because I got the Polly Pocket dog show for my birthday last year, but I'm OK because it's for our safety. They should have checked first though."

Chloe, 8, Reading, England

"I got a toy the day before this happened, so I didn't get to play with it."

Daisy, 9, Crawley, England

"My favourite Batman toy was recalled. I was really angry as it was my Christmas present."

Sam, 7, Windsor, England

"Even though most people will be upset, it's only to make sure no one gets hurt. I'm surprised they didn't check the toys first."

Lauren, 11, Ossett, England

"I don't really mind the recall of my Polly Pockets, I hardly ever even played with them. I think that we are going to take them to the dump."

Shane, 7, Kingshill, Virgin Islands

"My sister bought a Polly Pocket toy and hers had to be recalled. She was really upset, because it was a really great toy of hers."

Ciara, 12, Plymouth, England

"One of my friends has a lot of the stuff on the list of dangerous toys and we are really annoyed because she really likes them. She won't even get her money back if she does return the toys. The company should have been more careful!"

Laura, 12, Dumfries, Scotland

"I've become really attached to my toys, and they've been affected. It's put me in tears - I don't want to return them, even for my money back."

Sommer, 11, Kings Lynn, England

"I have none, but my little sister Mary has Barbie doll and Tanner. She can't stop crying at the thought of it going back."

Ciara, 8, Dublin, Northern Ireland

"I love Polly Pocket and am very sad to have to send all mine back. I am not happy as I love playing with them."

Courtney, 10, Birmingham, England

"I think it's good that they're recalling the toys before any children get hurt."

Chloe, 9, Hertford, England

"I bought my cousin a top condition vintage Batman figure and now they have been recalled. My cousin is horrified!"

Fran, 12, Kent, England

"I think the makers of the toys should be more careful about what they use in their toys."

Sonu, 10, Bolton, England

"My mum bought me a Polly Pocket toy and I got the little magnet stuck up my nose. We sat in the emergency room for over an hour before it was removed. I am glad the toys have been taken away so no other children can go through this."

Sarah, 8, Croydon, England

"They were my birthday presents. Now I have lost loads of my best presents."

Caitlin, 7, Taunton, England

"I've been playing with my Polly Pocket since I was about six and so have my little brother and sister! I've had to put it away now because I don't want them to get hurt."

Conall, 13, Nottingham, England

"I think that toys being recalled by companies is a suitable idea. It shows a lot about the company that they actually care. It has not yet affected me, although if it did I would not mind at all."

Hayley, 12, Manchester, England

"I have a toy Dalek and that is not on the list. I feel sorry for everyone who has toys that need to be taken away."

Thomas, 11, Birmingham, England

"I don't think it's fair that the toys have to be taken away but if they weren't taken away, children might harm themselves."

Harriet, 10, Rushden, England

"Luckily I don't really play with toys any more. If they ever recall books, I'm in trouble!"

Hailey, 12, USA

"I have a big shoe box full of Polly Pocket stuff and lots of the play sets. I am really upset that I can't play with them anymore. Something should be done about getting the money back."

Naomi, 9, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

"Me and my sister have collected Polly Pockets for a few years and we had a lot of them for our birthday in July. Our mum and dad say that they are dangerous and have now taken them off us and said we might not get them back. We are both very unhappy!"

Jessica, 10, Shifnal, England

"It's not really fair for children under six years old, because they all want toys that are fun and exciting. They will get upset and be bored all day if the toys are recalled."

Shannon, 11, High Wycombe, England

"I bought my cousin a Polly Pocket doll, but as it had magnets in it we had to take it back."

Ellie, 12, Llandudno, Wales

"None of mine or my little brother's toys have been taken away. We probably do have some Mattel toys because my brother has quite a lot of Disney Pixar Cars toys, and they are on the list."

Lauren, 10, Penarth, Wales

"I have lost all my Polly Pockets."

Bethany, 10, Plymstock, England

"Thankfully I haven't been affected by the recall but it must be annoying for all those people who were looking forward to getting a toy and then it's recalled so they can't get it."

James, 10, Oxted, England

"I think they should check the toys before sending them out for kids, because that isn't fair on them, especially if they love that toy."

Natalie, 11, Darwen, England






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