JONESBORO, AR--Batman, Barbie, and Polly Pockets are just part of the nine million Mattel toys that have been recalled Monday in the United States because of hazards to children.
It's part of a disturbing trend from the toy company that has more than 18 million toys off shelves and in the trash nationwide.
Kiley Anderson stays busy during the summer helping her step mother's daycare business in Jonesboro. She says the toys are key to keeping the kids busy.
"They like slides and cars, those little cars, tricycles and wagons. They love the Dora Play House thing and just little toys they like them," said Anderson.
Dora the Explorer has a new adventure called recall. In addition her friends Diego, Elmo, Batman, Polly Pocket, and Barbie just to name a few are joining in the expedition.
"It makes me scared. They could get hurt or choke on one of the pieces or get sick or something," said Anderson.
Excessive levels of lead in the paint and small pieces are the main causes for the 18 million toy recall. In a house with so many toys, it's an uneasy feeling when you look at an overflowing toy box.
"They should check them out before, because we spend our money to buy it and then we don't get anything back," said Anderson.
While there are some of these toys floating around Region 8, it appears as if the shelves are now safe. We checked both locations of Wal-Mart in Jonesboro and Target and found none of the recalled toys on the shelves. Furthermore, the other major toy retailer in town J. Christopher says they don't even carry Mattel toys.
For the complete list of recalled toys click here.
Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Polly Pocket Recall:
Doggie Day Care Recall:
Barbie and Tanner Recall:
Sarge Die Cast Toy Recall:
Mattel Recall Page: