Matel/Fisher-Price Fined 2.3 Mil for lead violations


By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 10 mins ago

WASHINGTON – “Toy maker Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price subsidiary have agreed to pay a $2.3 million civil penalty for importing and selling toys with excessive levels of lead.

The penalty is part of a settlement the companies reached with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced Friday, that the toymaker had knowingly violated a 30-year-old federal ban on lead paint in toys.

UMM YEAH KNOWINGLY! Next time you go buy some toys remember how much big business just ADORES and CARES for our kids!

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