advertisement

Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million items

Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 12:11 p.m. CDT; updated 10:54 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 1, 2010
Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs regarding safety concerns. The Tough Trikes toddler tricycles were recalled due to a protruding ignition key near the seat that the commission say could cause genital bleeding.

WASHINGTON — Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and  highchairs due to safety concerns.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of the products being recalled involved injuries.

In the recall of about 7 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 trikes, featuring 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 cause genital bleeding.

Fisher-Price is also recalling more than 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me highchairs, 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, resulting in cuts and other injuries.

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said manufacturers need to do more to build safety into their products before they reach store shelves. But she also offered praise for Fisher-Price for "taking the right steps by agreeing to these recalls and offering consumers free repairs or replacement."

The two other Fisher-Price recalls were:

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

Consumers can visit the company's website at service.mattel.com for more information on the dates of sale and model numbers for the recalled products.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Chris Cady September 30, 2010 | 3:45 p.m.

The big question is why people bought 10 million pieces of Chinese made plastic junk in the first place. :-D

(Report Comment)
Ellis Smith September 30, 2010 | 4:02 p.m.

Answer to question:

"There's a sucker born every minute." - P. T. Barnum

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements