NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A class-action lawsuit filed in New York claims Fisher-Price should pay for children's medical tests because it sold nearly a million Chinese-made toxic toys.
The suit accused Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, of marketing and selling dangerous toys to "young children, who can be expected to lick, suck, bite and ingest the poisonous lead paint," the New York Post reported Tuesday.
Farrah Shoukry, a Florida mother named in the suit, bought a Dora Talking Vamonos Van in Miami in June, not knowing Fisher-Price toys "were painted with a hazardous substance and were seriously harmful to her child's health," the suit said.
The offer of a voucher for a replacement toy under the recall was "wholly inadequate," said the lawsuit, made public Monday.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Fisher-Price and Mattel, including a full refund and the cost of testing for lead poisoning and any other related medical expense.
A spokeswoman from Fisher-Price said the company does not speak of pending litigation.