CPSC announced today that Mattel and its subsidiary Fisher Price will pay $2.3 million in fines for violating the federal lead paint ban. Almost 30 years after the ban was put in place, these two companies had to recall at least 95 different toys that were tainted with lead and imported into the United States. Many of these millions of toys are still in homes and child care facilities today. You can search recalls for company, product type or hazard here.
The $2.3 million civil penalty is the largest ever for regulated product violations. The limit on these penalties was raised last year.