18 million more toys recalled by Mattel

Hot on the heels of the massive recall of Dora and Sesame Street toys from 2 weeks ago, Mattel announced today another massive recall of children’s toys. Brands affected include Polly Pocket, Barbie and Batman toys.

In addition to the lead paint problem identified a few weeks ago, these products have problems with magnets coming loose. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

This is getting ridiculous. If you are in the U.S., you might consider signing this petition.

Details of the recall are on the Mattel website.

Update August 15
Mattel has posted photos and descriptions of all the toys recalled.

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