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07257CSee more information on 8/14/07 about additional Matttel toy recalls.

Mattel is recalling nearly one million toys in the United States today because the products are covered in lead paint. The recall covers 83 Fisher-Price products made in China from April 19 to July 6. Many of them feature Sesame Street and Nickelodeon characters – including the Elmo Tub Sub, the Dora the Explorer Backpack, and the Giggle Gabber, a toy shaped like Elmo or Cookie Monster. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toys may have a date code from 109-7LF to 187-7LF on the product or packaging. Consumers should immediately take any of these products away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange return and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the consumer's choice, up to the value of the returned product. For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com.

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