NPR logo

Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12442199/12442200" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Lead Paint Prompts Mattel Toy Recall

Business

Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12442199/12442200" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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

(Soundbite of music)

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.

Copyright © 2007 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.