San Francisco-Oakland Injury Attorney Comments on Fisher-Price Recall

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million products made for infants and toddlers in the US and Canada. The recalled products are linked to 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. The massive Fisher-Price recall includes 7 million Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles sold in the US, and 150,000 of the same sold in Canada. According to the recall notice, a child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding. The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (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.
Fisher-Price is also recalling Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chair and includes 950,000 high chairs sold in the US and 125,000 sold in Canada. Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage. The 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. Additionally about 100,000 Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys were recalled. The wheels on the purple and the green cars pose a choking hazard to young children, as the are easily removable and are small enough to swallow. Fisher-Price has received two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle. So far no injuries have been reported, though.
Also included in today’s recall is are the 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. The valve on an inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. The CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off, 14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. Luckily, so far no injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately keep away all recalled products from children and Contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit. For additional information regarding any of these recalls, consumers should contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or the company’s recall web page Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.
Here at the Brod Law Firm we believe (as we have said this so many times before) an aware consumer is a safe consumer. Too many children are injured each year due to poorly made products. If you have questions regarding consumer law or if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please call our office today.