Fisher-Price Inc. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling over 10 million children’s toys because they pose a serious injury risk to kids.
Included in the recall:
• About 7 million Fisher-Price Trike and Tough Trike toddler tricycles: Fisher-Pricea nd CPSC know of at least 10 injury incidents, including six female toddlers who needed medical care after falling on the pretend plastic ignition key, which is located in front of the tricycle seat. A child that sits or falls on or hits the pretend ignition key risks serious injuries, including genital bleeding. 14 models are included in this recall. Another 150,000 tricycles are being recalled in Canada.
• Approximately 2.8 million Fisher-Price toys with inflatable balls:
–Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™
–Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™
–Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall –Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl Aquarium™
–Bat & Score Goal™
Another 125,000 of these toys are being recalled in Canada.
The valve of the inflatable ball that comes with these toys for infants can come off and become a choking hazard. There are 46 reports of the valve coming off in the US. During 14 incidents, the valve was discovered in a child’s mouth. Three of the kids started to choke.
• About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway: If a wheel from one of the cars comes off, it could pose a choking hazard to young children.
• Approximately 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs: The pegs on the rear legs of the chairs can cause laceration injuries. The high chairs are also made by Fisher-Price.
There have been 14 reports of such incidents. Seven of the children involved needed stitches. Another 125,000 of the high chairs were recalled in Canada.
Boston Products Liability
Product designers, manufacturers, sellers, and others involved can be held liable for Boston products liability or wrongful death if their product was poorly designed, has a manufacturing defect, came with inadequate operating or assembly instructions, or did not warn about possible dangers and risks associated with using the product. In Massachusetts, a product manufacturer who didn’t do anything negligent can still be held liable if the plaintiff can prove that a product was defective or dangerous enough to cause serious Boston personal injury or death.
The Fisher-Price Recall: More than 10 Million Products, CPSC, September 30, 2010
Fisher-Price recall is complex. Here’s how to sort it out, Christian Science Monitor, September 30, 2010
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