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NPR's business news starts with another recall of toys made in China.

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Mattel, which makes Fisher-Price toys, announced today it is recalling almost one million plastic preschool toys made in China because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead. The recall involved some of Fisher Price's most popular toy characters like Elmo and Big Bird. And if this feels like deja vu, it's because in June another toymaker recalled one and a half million wooden Thomas and Friends toys which were also made in China. They were also found to be coated with toxic lead paint.

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