Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns!
The recall covers about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles. The trikes — some of which feature popular characters like Dora the Explorer and Barbie — have a protruding plastic ignition key near the seat that children can strike, sit on or fall on, leading to injuries that the Consumer Product Safety Commission said can include genital bleeding.
Fisher-Price is also recalling more than 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, after 14 reports of problems. Seven children required stitches, the commission said.
The pegs on the back of the high chairs can be used to store the tray, but children can fall on them, resulting in cuts and other injuries.
The two other Fisher-Price recalls were:
— More than 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. The valve of the inflatable ball on the toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to children, said CPSC. The agency said there were more than 50 reports of the valves coming off the balls.
— About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys. The wheels on the purple and green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard.
Consumers can visit the company’s website at www.service.mattel.com for more information on the dates of sale and model numbers for the recalled products.
Alison is a family safety expert, TV personality and consultant.