Nineteen of CPSC`s toy recalls in 2007 were due to violations of the standard for lead paint.
This time, Mattel Inc. recalled 155,000 toys (under Fisher-Price`s Laugh & Learn brand) amid concerns that the toy kitchen`s faucet could be a choking hazard to children. Other toy recalls have been no less severe:
4 million toy `Aqua Dots,` made by Moose Enterprises, were recalled because they contain a chemical coating that, when ingested, turns into the date-rape drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. They can lead to unconsciousness, seizures, coma and death. Several children have already been hospitalized.
175,000 Curious George dolls made by Marvel Toys were recalled because of lead on the dolls` faces.
In all, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) conducted 61 toy recalls so far in 2007 -- up from 40 in 2006.