Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fisher-Price: 10 million defective tricycles, toys and high chairs

Wow, 10 million defective tricycles, children's toys, infant toys, and high chairs have been recalled after a number of children got injured.

On the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website, there are descriptions and pictures:
Pictures of the recalled Fisher-Price tricycles
Pictures of recalled toys.
Pictures of recalled high chairs
Pictures of recalled infant toys (choking)

In the New York Times online today, Fisher-Price Recalls 10 Million Items Over Safety Concerns, by the AP:

"In the recall of about seven million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.

The tricycles — some of which feature popular characters like Dora the Explorer and Barbie — have a protruding plastic ignition key near the seat that children can strike, sit on or fall on, leading to injuries that the commission said can include genital bleeding.

Fisher-Price is also recalling more than a million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, after 14 reports of problems. Seven children required stitches, the commission said.

The pegs on the back of the high chairs can be used to store the tray, but children can fall on them, causing cuts and other injuries."

In addition, the article names some other products:

Over "... 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl and Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat and Score Goal toys. The valve of the inflatable ball on the toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to children, product safety agency said. The agency said there were more than 50 reports of the valves coming off.

About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys. The wheels on the purple and green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard."

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