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Sep 30, 2010 10:17 AM by Kate Mundy

Fisher Price Recalls 10 Million Trikes, Highchairs, Toys

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million
tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.
      The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that two of
the products being recalled involved injuries.
      In the recall of about 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough
Trikes toddler tricycles, the agency is aware of 10 reports of
children being hurt. Six of them required medical attention.
      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 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. 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. Seven children required stitches, the
commission said.
      CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said manufacturers need to do more
to build safety into their products before they reach store
shelves. But she also offered praise for Fisher-Price for "taking
the right steps by agreeing to these recalls and offering consumers
free repairs or replacement."
      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.
      Most of the products were being recalled in the United States,
but about 400,000 of them were sold in Canada.
      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.

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