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Published: Wednesday, 8/1/2007

Fisher-Price to recall almost a million toys because of lead in paint

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

The worldwide recall being announced today involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August.

It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.

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