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Sources: Mattel to Announce 3rd Toy Recall

Posted September 4, 2007 8:15 p.m. EDT

— NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that Mattel will announce Wednesday the recall of a third batch of Chinese-made toys because they may contain excessive amounts of lead paint.

Sources briefed by Mattel executives said the latest recall by the world's largest toy maker will be for three Fisher-Price toys and several accessories to a Barbie playset. The recall will reportedly involve several hundred thousand units.

According to one source, two of the three Fisher-Price products being recalled are from the GeoTrax rail and road system.

No comment from Mattel.

In August, Mattel issued two recalls for more than 20 million toys. Most were recalled because of concerns over lead paint.

With more than 80 percent of toys sold worldwide made in China, toy sellers are nervous that shoppers will shy away from their products in this year's critical holiday season.