Fisher-Price Recalls Over 10 Million Toys, Tricycles, and High Chairs

Toymaker Fisher-Price is recalling over 10 million products because of the injury hazard to children that they can pose. Parents and guardians should stop their kids from using the recalled items immediately and contact Fisher-Price.

Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles:

  • V4270 Diego Tough Trike
  • T6209 Thomas Tough Trike
  • B8776 Barbie Tough Trike
  • 72644 Girls Tough Trike
  • 72639 Barbie Free Spirit Trike
  • J72633 Hot Wheels Trike
  • N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike
  • M5727 Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On
  • 72643 Boys Tough Trike
  • 72642 Lil’ Kawasaki Trike
  • 72792 Kawasaki Trike
  • K6672 Dora the Explorer Tough Trike

If a child sits, falls, or strikes the protruding plastic ignition key, serious injuries, such as genital bleeding, can result. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price know of 10 reports of injury incidents. Six of them involved girls (ages 2-3). About 7 million of the recalled units are in the US. Another 150,000 are in Canada.
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway:

  • V6378 Little People¬Æ Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway Gift Set
  • T4261 Little People¬Æ Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway

If the wheels on the cars come off, a child may choke on the small part. There have been two reports of a wheel detaching. To date, there are no injuries reported. 100,000 of these toys are being recalled in the US. 20,000 are in Canada.
Fisher-Price infant toys that come with inflatable balls:

  • 73408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™
  • K0476 Bat & Score Goal™
  • B2408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™
  • J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball™
  • H8094 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • C3068 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • H5704 Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall

The inflatable balls come with a valve that can become a choking hazard if they come off. There have been reports of 46 incidents in the US involving such an incident. 14 of them involved a child putting the valve in his/her mouth. Three children started to choke. 2.8 million of these toys are in the US. Another 125,000 in Canada.
Fisher-Price High Chairs. Click on link below for a list of all the models
About 750,000 high chairs are being recalled in the US. Another 125,000 are being recalled in Canada. Already there have been seven reports of kids needing stitches and one child injuring a tooth. The high chair’s rear legs have pegs that can pose an injury hazard to a child that falls on or against it.
Product manufacturers must make sure that the toys, furniture, accessories, decorative items, appliances, clothing, and other items that they make do not pose an injury risk to consumers. Children and babies are especially vulnerable to serious injuries from defective products. Over the years, there have been many injuries to children that could have been prevented were it not for a product defect or malfunction. The CPSC says that in 2008 alone, 82 children died and 63,700 were injured as a result of baby products. Choking hazards, suffocation hazards, lead paint hazards, fall hazards, and entrapment hazards are just some of the dangers kids and babies can face when dealing with a defective product.

The Fisher-Price Recall: More than 10 Million Products, CPSC, September 30, 2010
The most dangerous baby products?, KVUE, October 4, 2010
Recall Information, Fisher Price
Related Web Resources:
Consumer Reports
SafeKids USA

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