Time to weed out the toy bin, with a little extra urgency: Fisher-Price has announced that it’s recalling more than 10 million toys, trikes and high chairs over concern that they could injure children.
Among the items being recalled:
About 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, which have been implicated in the injuries of 10 children, six of them requiring medical attention, the Associated Press reports. (The Dora the Explorer and Barbie models are among those being recalled.) The problem stems from the protruding plastic ignition key, which kids can bash into or fall or sit on and hurt themselves, possibly causing genital bleeding.
Also recalled are more than 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs. The chairs have protruding pegs in the back, which have injured kids in 14 reported incidents, causing cuts or other injuries severe enough that seven kids required stitches.
Other items being recalled are 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat & Score Goal toys. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the valve of the inflatable ball on the toys may come off and pose a choking hazard. There have been more than 50 reports of the valves coming loose.
About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys are also being recalled due to concern that the wheels on some of the cars can come off and pose a choking hazard.
Here are the product numbers affected in the recall:
Trike Recall (US & Canada): 72633, 72639, 72642, 72643, 72644, 72792, B8775, B8776, K6672, K6673, M5727, N6021, T6209, V4270
Healthy Care™, Close to Me™, Easy Clean™ High Chair Recall (US & Canada): 79638, 79639, 79640, 79641, B0326, B2105, B2875, C4630, C4632, G4406, G8659, H0796, H1152, H4864, H7241, H8906, H9178, J4011, J6292, J8229, K2927, L1912
Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway Recall (US & Canada): T4261, T5095, V6378
Inflatable Ball Recall (US & Canada): 73408, B2408, C3068, H5704, H8094, K0476, J0327
More information can be found here: http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp