The newest toy subject to recall from Mattel is the “Sarge” die cast toy cars seen in the picture below. Surface paints on the recalled Sarge toy cars may contain lead levels in excess of federal standards.
Click here to learn more about the dangerous health effects of ingesting lead, or the long-term exposure to lead-based paints.
The recalled Sarge toys look like a military Jeep and are approximately 2.5 inches long, by 1 inch high, by 1 inch wide. This recalled toy has “7EA” and “China” (go figure!) printed on the bottom. The product number will be either M1253 or K5925, and were priced between $7 and $20, depending on whether or not the toy Jeep replica was sold as a set.
Only Sarge toy cars made in China are affected. If your toy car was made in Thailand it is not included in this recall.
What To Do With Your Recalled Mattel Toy Car
Take it away from your child immediately and contact Mattel at (800) 916-4997 for information on how to return the toy for a replacement that was not painted with toxic substances.