Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys, Trikes, High Chairs
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with manufacturer/distributor Fisher-Price Toys, issued a number of recalls today because of possible injury to children. The toys included in the recall include:
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway; wheels on the purple and green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children; the manufacturer has received two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle, but no injuries have been reported.
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The recall involves model numbers T4261 and V6378. They were sold with small cars that a child can push down winding ramps. Only the purple and green cars that are marked “Mexico” and do not have a yellow dot on the bottom are included in the recall. The toy is intended for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years.
Fisher Price is offering free replacement cars in exchange for the recalled purple and green cars.
Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles; a child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. The trikes are intended for children between the ages of 2 and 5; the pretend keys are located about three inches in front of the seat and protrude at least 5/8 inches above the trike’s body.
The CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 10 reports of incidents resulting in injury. Six of the incidents required medical attention after young girls, ages 2 and 3, fell against or on the protruding disc-shaped and D-shaped pretend key.
The recall does not involve trikes manufactured after June 16, 2010, as those have a modified key and a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2 (the number denotes the 167th day of 2010 or June 16, 2010. The run number is under the seat below the model number.
Models included in this recall are: J72633 Hot Wheels Trike; 72639 Barbie Free Spirit Trike; 72642 Lil’Kawasaki Trike; 72643 Boys Tough Trike; 72644 Girls Tough Trike; 72792 Kawasaki Trike; B8775 Kawasaki Tough Trike; B8776 Barbie Tough Trike; K6672 Dora the Explorer Tough Trike; K6673 Diego Tough Trike; M5727 Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On; N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike; T6209 Thomas Tough Trike and V4270 Diego Tough Trike.
Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise Playground, Baby Playzome Crawl and Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick and Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat and Score Goal due to a valve on the inflatable ball of these toys that can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Both the CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the US and eight reports in Canada. These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported.
Model numbers included in this recall:
Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise Playground 73408, sold between July 2001 and Oct. 2003
Baby Playzone Crawl and Slide Arcade B2408, sold between April 2003 and Jan. 2004
Ocean Wonders Kick and Crawl Aquarium C3068, sold between Oct. 2003 and Sept. 2005 and model H8094, sold between June 2005 and March 2008
Baby Gymtastics Play Wall H5704, sold between April 2005 and Jan. 2007
1-2-3 Tetherball J0327, sold between Sept. 2005 and March 2008
Bat and Score Goal K0476, sold between May 2006 and July 2008
Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep it away from children. Contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit.
Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs, as children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair storage.
All Easy Clean and Close To Me high chairs are included in this recall; only Healthy Care high chairs manufactured before Dec. 2006 are included in the recall (model numbers include 79638, 79639, 79640, 79641, B0326, B2105, B2875, C4630, C4632, C5936, G4406, G8659, H0796, H1152, H4864, H7241, K2927 and L1912). If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care high chair is included in the recall.
The chairs were sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from September 2001 through September 2010 for between about $70 and $115. Healthy Care high chairs were made in China; Easy Clean and Close To Me high chairs were made in Mexico.
Consumers should stop using the high chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com
The CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Contact them by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx