Fabian Demicoli

MATTEL – old ‘Little People’ toys

 We would like to draw your attention to the information campaign launched by Mattel concerning old 'Little People' toys manufactured by Fisher Price between 1965 and 1991.


The "Little People" figures, which are subject to this campaign were manufactured before 1991 and have a circular base approximately 2 cm in diameter. The figures include a variety of characters, such as a little girl, a train conductor, a dog and a father. Please note that this campaign does not concern 'Little People' toys manufactured after 1991 which are of sizes (3 cm in diameter) that cannot be taken into the throat of a young child.

Following a recent death of a 10-month-old child in Canada resulting from the use of one of the older 'Little People' figures, Mattel is advising consumers that old 'Little People' toys manufactured before 1991 should be immediately discarded.

It is believed that these products may still be used in play in households and they may be sold on the EU market in some second-hand retail shops (including internet retailers and resellers). For more information on this campaign and in particular how to distinguish old 'Little People' toys manufactured before 1991 from the new ones manufactured after 1991, please see these websites: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_47-eng.php

Should your company retail, import or distribute the product in question, you are requested to notify Abigail Mamo without delays, so necessary action is taken as soon as possible. If you are aware of any person or company who is retailing, importing or distributing this product, kindly also notify.

Abigail Mamo-

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