Mattel, Inc., the giant toymaker, reached a voluntary settlement with 39 states over a 2007 toy recall involving lead paint. Mattel has agreed to pay a total of $12 million to all of the states combined. Additionally Mattel must apply more stringent standards to deal with lead and must inform the appropriate U.S. governmental agency should Matter discover any of its toys containing excessive lead.
From August 2007 to October 2007, the U.S. Consumer Produce Safety Commission recalled about 2 million Mattel toys because of high lead concentrations in the paint on Mattel toys. The legal limit is 600 parts per million; some toys were found to have up 50,000 parts per million.
Lead is a dangerous chemical. It can lead to serious health problems and can lead to abnormalities and birth defects among unborn children. If you or someone you love has been exposed to excessive amounts of lead, contact the Waukesha personal injury attorneys. Call us at 1-800-559-5599 or visit our website.