Fisher-Price Recall: 10 Million Toys Recalled
The CPSC and Fisher-Price have announced today, September 30, that they will recall more than 10 million toys. The Fisher-Price recall will include various models of the company's well known toys. The CPSC recommends that parents have children stop using the recalled toys or other products immediately, unless otherwise instructed.
According to the ABCNews report, the list of toys recalled in the United States includes the following:
- About 7 million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles
- About 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs
- About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway
- About 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymnastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal.
The recalled toys and products have various hazards to children. In the case of the trikes, the CPSC reports on its website the pretend ignition key can cause serious injury, including genital bleeding when a child sits, strikes, or falls on it. The company has received reports of 10 injuries including six who required medical attention.
The highchairs have pegs on the back legs of the chairs that can cause injury if children fall against them. The CPSC has learned of seven children who fell on or against the pegs and needed stitches and one who had a tooth injury.
In the case of the activity centers, the valve attached to the inflatable balls has can become detached and has been found in the mouths of young children which is a choking hazard. The agency has received 46 reports of valves coming off.
The CPSC praises Fischer-Price for doing the "right thing" in recalling the products and offering free replacements. However, CPSC Inez Tanenbaum told Good Morning America today that, "Manufacturers need to build safety into the product from the very beginning so we don't have to recall on the back end."
For more information about the Fisher Price recall, consumers may contact the company at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.