The toy maker Mattel says 116,000 products are being recalled in Ireland following concerns over loose magnets and excessive amounts of lead paint.

The company has recalled over 18 million toys worldwide.

In Ireland 110,000 toys from the Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care, Barbie and Batman ranges have been recalled as the toys contain magnets that could become loose.

A further 4,500 Sarge toys from the 'CARS' vehicle line are also affected by the recall.

The toys were manufactured between May and August of this year.

Parents with concerns about any Mattel products are advised to check the company's website or call the helpline 0044 1628 500303.