After the voluntary recalls announced by Mattel last month, the company has continued to perform additional testing on products before leaving the factory. As a result, this morning, Mattel announced an additional recall in cooperation with the CPSC.
The latest recall includes the following toys:
Various Barbie Accessory Toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and sold at retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10. Click here for a full list of the recalled Barbie Accessory Toys.
Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys that feature two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code. The recalled toys were sold at retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.
Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive toys. These toys are red with yellow paint on the ladder and horn details. The recalled models were manufactured between July 31, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and have a date code between 212-6CK through 325-6CK or 001-7CK through 232-7CK marked on the bottom of the product. The packaging on the Freightway Transport model is marked H5705 and the packaging on the Special Track Pack model is marked K3013. The recalled toys were sold at retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $16.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value. For additional information, contact Mattel’s Fisher-Price hotline at (888) 496-8330 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety