(Washington, DC) -- A massive recall of toys has been announced by Mattel. The toys are manufactured in China.
Some have small magnets that can become dislodged and swallowed by small children.
Other recalled toys have dangerous lead paint.
It's the second major Mattel recall in the past month.
In a news conference, acting Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Nancy Nord noted that there have been no reported injuries in any of the newly-recalled toys.
She said the CPSC can get dangerous products off store shelves but noted that the bigger challenge involves getting the products out of homes.
Nord identified specific problems involving magnets with several million Polly Pocket play sets and hundreds of thousands of Barbie and Tanner play sets.
Lead paint exists on hundreds of thousands of Sarge die cast toy cars.
Nord said U.S. officials have been actively working with China on product safety issues.
She also noted that lead paint has been outlawed in the U.S. for more than three decades.
More information on the current toy recall can be found online at cpsc.gov
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