Thankfully the Dora and Elmo toys that Beauty has are not on any of the lists that Mattel have put out. Soft toys so far do not seem to be affected.
Toys recalled over safety fears
Toymaker Fisher Price is to recall almost one and a half million Chinese-made toys over fears that their paint contains too much lead.
The recall affects 83 different types of toy currently on sale in the US
An internal probe found the Chinese manufacturer had used a non-approved paint pigment, violating its safety standards, the company said.
The recall affects toys that have been on sale in the US and UK since May.
It is the latest in a series of safety scares involving goods - food, drugs and other products - made in China.
China has pledged to introduce tougher quality controls on products, but sought to stem international alarm over the latest incident by insisting that 99% of its exports are safe.
- FISHER PRICE TOY RECALL
- 83 affected products, including Sesame Street's Elmo and Big Bird, and Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer
- Recalled items have date codes between 109-7LF and 187-7LF
- Affected products sold in US and UK stores from May 2007
- Full list of affected products
I am just shocked that in this day and age that people would do things like this, it must be a huge blow for Mattel. In future I shall have to consider what I buy Beauty very carefully.
I am sitting here listening to the videos that Beauty is watching on YouTube and I think because I hear the videos so often I don't really take notice of them. At present she is singing along to a Mickey Mouse song in Italian, I have also heard her sing in Welsh and French, it is definitely true that small children are like sponges. Unfortunately YouTube also seems to cater for teenage boy toilet humour which thankfully Beauty doesn't understand but she also doesn't understand when I won't let her watch certain videos. At the moment she is fascinated with Super Mario homemade videos where 'naughty boys' insert rude words into the songs.