* Mattel fined for lead-tainted toys from China
* Law bans toys with more than 0.06 pct lead in coatings Adds details throughout)
WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday it fined Mattel Inc (MAT.N) $2.3 million for violating a ban on bringing dangerous products into the United States.
The fine stems from the toymaker’s 2007 recall of 95 types of toys and up to 2 million units, primarily for excessive lead in paint. The toys were made in China, the CPSC said.
The settlement, the third largest in the CPSC’s history, resolves a government case against Mattel and its Fisher-Price subsidiary. The government claimed that Mattel knowingly imported and sold toys containing lead paint in 2007.
The toys included the “Sarge” toy car and Barbie brand accessories.
A 1978 law bans toys and other children’s articles that have more than 0.06 percent lead by weight in coatings. (Reporting by Kim Dixon; editing by Carol Bishopric, Toni Reinhold)