In what is being referred to as the biggest toy recall of the year, Fisher-Price is recalling about 7 million trikes, approximately 2 million infant toys, 1 million high chairs, and 120,000 cars and ramp ways. In addition to providing a complete list of all the recalled children products, a CBS News article notes that no deaths have been reported concerning the items. However, several children injuries have been reported.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall announcement states that fourteen models of the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles have caused 10 known injuries, including incidents involving six girls between the ages of 2 and 3 who had to seek medical attention after falling onto the plastic key that sticks out close to the front of the seat. In addition, seven models of infant activity centers with inflatable balls were recalled due to a choking hazard presented by a valve that can come off the item. There have been three reports of a child starting to choke on the valve and 46 reports of the valves falling off.
Also included in the massive child product recall are Fisher-Price high chairs, in which seven known incidents of children falling against pegs on the back legs have occurred, causing one child to suffer a tooth injury and requiring others to get stitches. Lastly, a potential choking hazard has led to the recall of Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys because the wheels can come off of the cars.
The CPSC has advised parents to stop using the recalled products and to contact Fisher-Price for replacement and repair kits. While these children’s products are reported to have already been taken off the market, parents should still keep an eye-out for these items.
Manufacturers of children’s products, including toys, furniture, food, and other items, have the important responsibility of designing and creating products that are safe and free of any defect that could cause injury or death to a child. At Anapol Weiss, our Philadelphia recalled toy injury attorneys have the resources and skills to help parents hold negligent manufacturers liable for their child’s injury or death due to a dangerous or defective product. Call us today at (866) 735-2792 for a free consultation.