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RecallsFisher-Price Pulls AdditionalToys in Illinois, Report Says

Posted Aug 26 2008 12:30pm

Bloodpressure_cuff_121907 Fisher-Price is recalling green blood-pressure cuffs tainted with lead in Illinois only, according to Consumer Reports . The toymaker is taking the action after discovering the contaminated cuffs, which are part of the Sesame Street Giggle Fisher-Price toy medical kits, contained high levels of lead.

The lead was in the PVC plastic instead of the paint, much like the red cuffs from a different set that were recalled in Illinois earlier this month.

The punch-line for American parents is that the company is still refusing to recall the product in other states because it doesn’t officially violate federal regulations. Here is Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s press release on the recall.

I don’t know about you, but if Fisher-Price and its parent Mattel can’t act responsibly in a case like this, why should I trust any of their toys?

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