The CPSC(Consumer Product Safety Commission), in cooperation with Fisher-Price Inc., announced a voluntary recall of about 967,000 Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other children's toys. Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. The recalled products involve various figures and toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007 and were sold alone or as part of sets. The model names and product numbers for the recalled toys, which are all marked with "Fisher-Price," list can be seen in the website. The toys may have a date code between 109-7LF and 187-7LF marked on the product or packaging. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007.

The toys, including Big Bird, Elmo and Dora the Explorer figurines, were pulled from shelves because the paint, applied in China, contains hazardous levels of lead. Toys "R" Us was notified of the recall at the end of July, 2007, allowing it to stop shipping the toys from its warehouse and pull items from shelves days ago. The chain carried 30 of the 83 types of toys recalled and pulled 300,000 pieces nationwide. Target and Wal-Mart both released statements saying they were removing the products from their store shelves.

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Our daughter owned Sesame Street characters potentially containing lead. Our daughter has possibly been exposed to lead paint by mouthing Sesame Street characters reported to contain lead paint.

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