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Mattel’s Fisher-Price Recall a Result of Consumer Feedback

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Mattel Inc’s Fisher-Price unit announced today a recall of millions of toys, including tricycles and high chairs due to chocking hazard and other safety concerns associated with the toys. For a full list of items being recalled see the manufacturer’s site. The company will provide replacements and fixes for the affected products. Mattel monitors user comments after product is released and analysis of these comments is what has prompted the recall. Some of the products and their potential hazards (according to Mattel) include the following (this is not an exclusive list:)

 

Fisher-Price Trike. A child can sit or fall on the plastic key and be injured.

Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ The wheels on the purple and green Wheelies™ vehicles can come off, resulting in small parts which pose a choking hazard to young children.

Little People® Play ‘n Go Campsite The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the playset can break at the waist, exposing small parts which pose a choking hazard to young children.

Healthy Care™, Close to Me™, Easy Clean™ High Chair The Healthy Care™, Close to Me™, and Easy Clean™ High Chairs contain tray storage pegs on the rear legs that children can fall on or against resulting in injuries or lacerations.

Other products affected include,

Trikes

  • 72633 Hot Wheels Trike
  • 72639 Barbie™ Butterfly Trike
  • 72642 Lil’ Kawasaki® Trike
  • 72643 Tough Trike
  • 72644 Tough Trike
  • 72792 Kawasaki Trike
  • B8775 Kawasaki® Ninja® Tough Trike
  • B8776 Barbie™ Tough Trike
  • K6672 Nick Jr./Dora the Explorer Tough Trike
  • K6673 Go, Diego, Go! Tough Trike
  • M5727 Barbie™ Tough Trike Princess Ride-On
  • N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike
  • T6209 Thomas & Friends™ Tough Trike
  • V4270 Go, Diego, Go!™ Kid-Tough™ Trike

High Chairs

  • 79638 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79639 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79640 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79641 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B0326 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B2105 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B2875 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C4630 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C4632 Link-a-doos™ Deluxe Plus Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C5936 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • G4406 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • G8659 Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair™
  • H0796 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H1152 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H4864 Aquarium Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H7241 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H8906 Close to Me™ High Chair
  • H9178 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J4011 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J6292 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J8229 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • K2927 Rainforest™ Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • L1912 Healthy Care™ High Chair

Rampway

  • T4261 Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway
  • V6378 Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway Gift Set

Infant toys with inflatable balls

  • 73408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™
  • B2408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™
  • C3068 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • H5704 Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall
  • H8094 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball
  • K0476 Bat & Score Goal™

For more affected products see the comprehensive product list.

 

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