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Barbie Accessories Recalled for Excessive Lead

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Mattel announced a voluntary toy recall of 675,000 Barbie accessories due to excessive levels of lead in the surface paints, which is prohibited by law and toxic to small children.

The toy recall includes several Barbie toy accessories that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. You can view a full list of recalled barbie accessories to determine if you have any. The date and product codes can be found on the largest piece of the toy set.

Consumers are advised to take the recalled toys away from small children and contat Mattel for a free replacement toy of equal value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel’s Fisher-Price hotline at (888) 496-8330 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety