Toy Company Announces Major Recalls
(CBS) The Consumer Product Safety Commission and its Canadian counterpart, Health Canada, say Fisher-Price, the giant toy manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling some 10.1 million potentially dangerous toys and high chairs.
It’s the biggest toy recall of the year, reports CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller, and involves a wide range of toys, from trikes to small cars, and high chairs.
It includes (7.15 million trikes, 2.9 million infant toys, 1 million high chairs, and 120,000 cars and ramp ways.
No deaths have been reported involving any of the recalled items, but associated injuries include choking and cuts requiring stitches.
The trikes have a protruding key causing 10 reported injuries. The high chairs have seven reports of children hurt on pegs on the chairs’ rear legs, and the cars and ramp ways and infant toys have faulty parts that pose a choking hazard.
The CPSC is telling parents to stp using the high chairs and to keep their kids from playing with the toys, and to call Fischer Price for repair kits and replacement parts. They’ve already been pulled off store shelves.
In a statement, Fisher-Price says it “will be providing safety replacements/fixes for four products. … Our actions reflect our continuing commitment to the safety of our products.”
The CPSC says this sweeping recall should serve as a warning for toy manufacturers. “We are vigilant in looking at all products for children to make sure that the hazards will be removed and that children will not be injured,” its chairman, Inez Tenenbaum, remarked to CBS News.