Apparently aiming to become the Toyota of the kiddie products industry, Fisher-Price has issued four different recalls today, covering dozens of products and millions of units. So if you have a young kid, you’ll probably want to at least scan the list.
First up, the following– Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal — have all been recalled because “the valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.”
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.
There are about 2.8 million of these recalled toys in the US and about 125,000 in Canada.
Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep away from children. Do not discard the inflatable ball. Contact Fisher-Price — (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.service.mattel.com — for a free replacement kit.
For more about this recall, including photos of the recalled products, go to CPSC.gov
Moving on, Fisher-Price has also recalled around 950,000 (125,000 in Canada) Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs because children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations.
CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 14 reports of incidents, including seven reports of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. One of these incidents was reported in Canada.
This recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding frame for storage and a three-position reclining seat. The model number and date code of the high chair is on the back of the seat. All Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs are included in this recall. Only Healthy Care High Chairs manufactured before December 2006 are included in the recall. If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care High Chair is included in the recall.
Consumers should stop using the High Chair immediately and contact Fisher-Price — (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.service.mattel.com — for instructions and a free repair kit.
For more on this recall, including photos of recalled products, go to CPSC.gov.
The third recall is for 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys. The company has learned that the wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Fisher-Price has received two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway with model numbers T4261 and V6378. They were sold with small cars that a child can push down winding ramps. Only the purple and the 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 1 1/2 to 5 years of age.
Consumers should immediately take the affected purple and the green cars away from children and contact Fisher-Price — (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.service.mattel.com — for free replacement cars.
For more on this recall, including photos of the recalled products, go to CPSC.gov
And last — but definitely not least — Fisher-Price has recalled over 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles because “A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.”
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 two to three years old, fell against or on the protruding disc-shaped and D-shaped pretend key.
This recall involves the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles with model numbers listed in the chart below and that have either a disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend key. The model numbers are located under the seat in the storage compartment. The trikes are intended for children 2 to 5 years of age. The pretend keys are located about 3 inches in front of the seat and protrude at least 5/8 inches above the trike’s body. The trikes manufactured after June 16, 2010 are not included in this recall. These trikes have a modified key in a flattened D shape (see picture below) and a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2. The run number indicates the trike was manufactured on the 167th day of 2010 or on June 16, 2010. The run number is found under the seat below the model number.
This recall includes trikes sold as far back as January 1997.
Consumers should immediately place the trikes out of children’s reach and contact Fisher-Price — (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.service.mattel.com — for a free replacement key.
This last recall encompasses a large variety of tricycles, so if there’s a chance you might be in possession of one, it couldn’t hurt to scan through the details at CPSC.gov
Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys with Inflatable Balls Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC]
Fisher-Price Recalls Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard [CPSC]
Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC]
Fisher-Price Recalls Children’s Trikes Due to Risk of Serious Injury [CPSC]