CPSC fines Mattel, Fisher-Price $2.3M for lead-paint violations

06/9/2009 | American City Business Journals

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has fined toy makers Mattel and Fisher-Price $2.3 million for violations of a ban on lead paint in children's toys. The CPSC said the companies imported and sold toys with lead paint levels that exceeded the federally mandated limit of 0.06% lead by weight, with Mattel importing as many as 900,000 noncompliant toys between July 2006 and September 2007 and Fisher-Price importing more than 1 million noncompliant toys during the same period.

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