Mattel's hugely popular Fisher-Price toy label is recalling 1.5 million toys, most sold in the US and made in China, because their paint may contain too much lead.

Toys with popular characters like Big Bird, Elmo and Dora may be affected. The toys were sold nationwide in retail stores between May and August for $5 to $40. "The disappointment here was we had a single contract manufacturer that we had a long-standing relationship with who did not do what is required by Mattel," said Jim Walter, senior vice president of worldwide quality assurance at Mattel. Get the full details of the affected toys from Fisher-Price/Mattel or at the CPSC site. Consumers can return toys to the stores they were bought for a full refund.

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