03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mattel Recalls 155,000 Mexican-Made Toys

Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, has recalled 155,000 of its products made in Mexico over safety concerns, an official at the company told Reuters on Tuesday.

An official at the European Union's executive arm later confirmed that around 17,000 Mattel items had been recalled in Europe due to concerns that small pieces could detach from the toys and cause children to choke.

Around 7,000 products have been withdrawn in Britain and Ireland, while 4,900 have been recalled in Italy, 4,900 in Germany and 394 in Austria.

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