TOLUCA LAKE, CA - AUGUST 16: Atmosphere at Marisol Nichols Baby Shower hosted by Fisher-Price Toys at her home on August 16,2008 in Toluca Lake, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
In the wake of multiple child injuries in the United States and Canada, Fisher-Price Inc. announced that it will recall more than 11 million items geared toward infants and toddlers, including tricycles, high chairs and toys.
The sweeping recall, announced Thursday, comes after 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. Seven kids needed stitches after being cut by pegs on Fisher-Price high chairs, and at least six 2- to 3-year-old girls experienced genital bleeding when they sat or fell against protruding plastic ignition keys on Fisher-Price toddler tricycles.
“Consumers should immediately place the trikes out of children’s reach and contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement key,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement about the tricycle incidents.
The Fisher-Price toys being recalled have not caused any injuries, but they have resulted in some close calls.
A variety of baby toys and soft gyms with inflatable balls are being taken off the market because the valve of the inflatable balls can detach and pose a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been “14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke.”
Additionally, the wheels can detach from the purple and green cars that come with the Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway. The wheels, like the inflatable-ball valves, can become choking hazards once detached.
“Consumers should immediately take the affected purple and the green cars away from children and contact Fisher-Price for free replacement cars,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Details about the specific products being recalled in the United States and Canada appear below. For additional information, visit the websites of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or Fisher-Price, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel Inc.
Consumers also can call Fisher-Price’s recall hotline toll-free at (800) 432-5437.
FISHER-PRICE TOYS WITH INFLATABLE BALLS
FISHER-PRICE HIGH CHAIRS
FISHER-PRICE TOYS WITH CARS