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Lawmakers Call On Mattel To Recall More Toys

Law360 (January 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawmakers have called on Mattel Inc. to reverse its decision not to issue a nationwide recall of toy medical kits with parts that contain lead.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Robert Eckert, Mattel's CEO and chairman of the board, 56 members of Congress questioned the company's commitment to product safety in light of the company's decision.

Blood pressure cuffs included in toy medical kits sold by Mattel's Fisher-Price unit were found to contain lead late last year. Current law bans the use of lead in...
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