Damage control – wag the dog

You already know:
18.6 million Mattel toys recalled world-wide.
436,000 are being pulled off shelves -> high levels of toxic lead paint. Mattel says these toys were manufactured by a contract supplier in China.

Now, you should now:
18.164.000 – the rest of the toys suffer from another problem. They have small magnets that can be swallowed by children. It seems to be the fault of the U.S. engineers who designed the toys.

I don’t think you’ll see this on the news. The PR machine is working too well… but you can read it between the lines 😉