Fisher-Price announced today that it has recalled about 10 million toys because they are dangerous to children. Almost a million high chairs are being recalled because of reports of children being cut by the legs of the chair.
The toy maker said it has recalled almost 3 million baby play areas with inflatable balls because they found that a valve from the inflatable ball can come off and become a choking hazard.
Fisher-Price said it knew of 46 reports where the valve came off in the U.S. and eight incidents 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,” a rep from Mattel said.
Millions of tricycles are also being recalled over a protruding part that had cut children, the company said, and reported that six incidents required medical attention.
Also recalled, about 120,000 small car toys because of at least two reported cases where the wheels came off and caused a choking hazard.
Please visit Mattel’s site or call the Fisher-Price hot line at 800-432-5437 for more information.
Posted by jflojennings on September 30, 2010
Step2® Recalls Children’s Transportation Station Toys Due to Choking Hazard. The light blue wheels on the train can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The Step2 Sand & Water Transportation Station is a standalone play station for children ages two and up. The toy station consists of: A round, blue plastic table, including train tracks; train cars in blue, red, and yellow; toy sailboats; and a hand rake/shovel. A red Step2 logo decal is on the side of the table. Train cars with grey wheels are not included in this recall.
The recalled Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys, which were manufactured in the US, sold for between $49 and $59 at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores, and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010.
The CPSC and HC are urging consumers to immediately take the recalled Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys away from children and contact Step2 for free replacement cars. Step2 can be reached at (800) 347-8372 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website at http://www.step2.com.
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Posted by jflojennings on September 9, 2010