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Friday, October 1, 2010

Smarty Alert: Fisher Price Recalls Millions of Toys

By Jen P:

Fisher-Price announced a recall of nearly 10 million toys that are considered dangerous to children. FP has recalled 2.8 million types of baby play areas with inflatable balls due to choking hazards.

The company found that a valve from the inflatable ball can come off and become a choking hazard. Fisher-Price said it was aware of 46 reports of the valve coming off in the United States and eight incidents in Canada. Quote from the FP announcement: "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."

More than 7 million tricycles were also being recalled because of a protruding part that had cut children. Fisher-Price also said it recalled about 120,000 small car toys because of at least two reported cases of the wheels coming off, causing a choking hazard. The company also recalled close to one million high chairs because of 14 reports of children being cut by the legs on the chairs.

For more information, go to the FP website. Customers can also call the Fisher-Price hot line at 800-432-5437 for more information. Check your stuff, Smarties!


ottawa personal injury lawyer said...

Fisher Price is a known brand for baby products. It's quite alarming to know that some of their products can cause physical harms to kids. Aside from paying for recalls, the company would be facing charges from the parents' injury lawyers (Ottawa). Faulty design has been the reason for most recalls today. It would be best for companies to review their designs to come up with products that are safe for public use.

Thanks for sharing!

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