Major toy makers, such as Fisher Price and Mattel, have recently recalled hundreds of toys that contain an excess level of lead in the paint used to decorate the toys. Lead can be especially toxic in children under the age of seven, for whom even small amounts can cause neurological problems, anemia, lower IQ scores, and shortened attention spans. At elevated levels, children can suffer from comas, seizures, and death. Lead poisoning often is not diagnosed until years after the child was exposed to lead in paint chips, peeling paint, and paint dust on substandard toys. If your child has been injured because of lead paint exposure, contact an experienced defective products lawyer at Friedman & Friedman, P.A. to explore your legal options.