SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2007 LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire — Keller Rohrback L.L.P. (www.seattleclassaction.com) is currently investigating toymaker Mattel, Inc.’s (“Mattel” or the “Company”) (NYSE:MAT) worldwide recall of approximately 9 million popular toys because the toys contain magnets. If more than one of the magnets is swallowed, the magnets can attach to each other and cause internal injuries such as intestinal perforation, infection, or blockage. These injuries can be fatal.
Mattel’s magnetic toy recall includes approximately: 345,000 Batman and “One Piece” action figures; 683,000 Barbie and Tanner play sets; 1 million Doggie Day Care play sets; and 7.3 million Polly Pocket dolls and accessories which were sold between the following dates:
Toy Recalled Dates Sold
Batman and “One Piece” action
figures June 2006 to June 2007
Barbie Doll and Tanner play sets May 2006 to August 2007
Doggie Day Care play sets July 2004 to August 2007
Polly Pocket dolls and
accessories May 2003 to November 2006
Recently, Mattel also announced that the Company had expanded its recent lead paint recall of numerous Fisher-Price toys, including several Dora the Explorer, Elmo, and Big Bird models, to include the Pixar Cars “Sarge” die cast toy car sold nationwide between May and August 2007.
For more information about which Mattel and Fisher-Price toys have been recalled, see: http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp
Keller Rohrback offers decades of experience related to handling class actions. If you would like additional information on our Mattel and Fisher-Price lead paint and magnetic toy recall investigations, please contact attorney Gretchen Freeman Cappio by telephone, toll-free at 1-800-776-6044, or via e-mail at: [email protected]