From BBC website:-
Toys recalled over safety fears
The recall affects 83 different types of toy currently on sale in the US
Toymaker Fisher Price is to recall almost one million Chinese-made toys over fears that their paint contains too much lead.
An internal probe found the Chinese manufacturer had used a non-approved paint pigment, violating its safety standards, the company said.
The recall affects toys that have been on sale in the US and UK since May.
It is the latest in a series of safety scares involving goods - food, drugs and other products - made in China.
Mattel Inc, which owns Fisher Price, said the recall affected a total of 967,000 toys, including characters popular with young children such as Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo.
The company said that it was removing the products from shops and would intercept incoming shipments.
"We are still concluding the investigation, how it happened," Fisher Price's general manager, David Allmark, told the Associated Press news agency.
"But there will be a dramatic investigation on how this happened. We will learn from this," he said.
Lead is toxic and can pose a health risk to young children if ingested.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission urged parents to remove the affected toys from their children and contact Fisher Price.
Other countries, including the UK, Mexico and Canada, are reported to be affected by the recall.
Almost 100,000 of the affected toys have been sold in the UK and Ireland, said Mattel UK.
Oh Yes I posted on this earlier. I believe for those who are curious it has something to do with lead used to make the toys. So there are some concerns that toys made at a china manufactor can cause lead poisoning.
Phone here - they answer straight away, have a list of all toys and can tell you what codes to look for to identify if it came from the affected plant between May and August when the problem was found.