Fisher-Price recalling almost a million toys
Chinese vendor used paint with lead on items meant for preschoolers

Updated: 11 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys ? including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters ? because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products