Lead Recall Watch: 11,395,350 Items Recalled For Lead Contamination In 2007

Lead Recall Watch: 11,395,350 Items Recalled For Lead Contamination In 2007

Here at Consumerist we’ve been keeping an eye on the 2007 lead contamination recalls. Here’s September’s update:

Offended Mother Says Fisher-Price Piano Says "F— Me, Rape Me."

There are lots of moms out there who have filthy, filthy minds. They buy toys that make noise for their children, then become convinced that there are secret offensive messages in the toys.

Fisher-Price Being Investigated By CPSC Due To Shoddy Track Record Reporting Defects

Fisher-Price Being Investigated By CPSC Due To Shoddy Track Record Reporting Defects

Fisher-Price has a shoddy track record when it comes to reporting defects and “injuries from defects” to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Children, Lead Paint and Toys Are A Bad Combination

Children, Lead Paint and Toys Are A Bad Combination

So what are the risks for a child who had one of the toys that was recalled?

More Coverage Of The Fisher Price Recall

The clip has a sound bite from the CPSC, as well as your typical concerned Mom interviews and a round-up of recent Chinese Poison Train stories.

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/12/mother-buys-a-149-fisher/

Mother buys a $149 Fisher Price Stand N Ride Du Stroller from Toys “R” Us and opens the box at home to find it filled with $320 of Bionicle Legos. Even more comical is the store’s incompetent customer service when they try to do the right thing and return the toys. [EricCarrol]

Fisher-Price Fined $975,000 for Failing to Report a Serious Choking Hazard With A Popular Toy

Fisher-Price Fined $975,000 for Failing to Report a Serious Choking Hazard With A Popular Toy

Over the next two months, Fisher-Price received nine additional reports, including one case of a child placing the nail fastener in her mouth.