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Last Updated: Wednesday September 05 2007 06:10 GMT

More UK toys recalled by Mattel

Barbie toys on sale in China

Ways to contact Mattel if you're concerned
Helpline: 01628 500 303
E-mail: HelplineUK@mattel.com
Website: www.service.mattel.com/uk/
More of your favourite toys are being recalled by the company that makes them, because they may not be safe.

Mattel wants people to hand back more than 800,000 toys from around the world - all made in China - because of problems with paint.

In the UK, Mattel said that 2,540 toys have been recalled. They are all Barbie products, although they are playsets and not the dolls themselves.

The toys were sold between October 2006 and August 2007.

The new recall is because some parts of some Barbie playsets may have been decorated with paint that has dangerous amounts of lead in it.

A list of the toys that may not be safe are at the bottom of this page.

What to do if you're worried

Anyone who is worried that they have a toy that could be dangerous needs to check the bottom of it - and make a note of the model number.

They can then give this number to Mattel online or over the phone.

If there is a problem with their toy, they will be sent a pre-paid label to return the parts, and Mattel will then send out replacements. The firm said it would also send out bonus pieces and parts.

In August, Mattel recalled 94,000 Fisher-Price toys in the UK, and a fortnight later two million Polly Pocket, Batman and Barbie toys.

On both occasions Mattel said the problems were caused by the companies that made them in China.

Affected toys

  • Dream Puppy House Playset (J9485) sold since 13 October 2006, because of the paint on the dog
  • Dream Kitty Condo Playset (J9486) sold since 13 October 2006, because of the paint on the cat
  • Table & Chairs Kitchen Playset (K8606) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the paint on two dinner plates, the dog, the crisp bowl and the salad bowl
  • Bathtub & Toilet Bathroom Playset (K8607) sold since 30 October because of the brown on the cat
  • Futon & Table Living Room Playset (K8608) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the brown on the cat
  • Desk & Chair Bedroom Playset (K8609) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the brown on the dog
  • Couch & Table Living Room Playset (K8613) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the yellow flower on the handbag


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