Fisher-Price Recalls Toys
Toy giant, Fisher-Price announced on Thursday that it has recalled about 10 million toys because they were dangerous to children.
The toy maker said it has recalled about 2.8 million of several types of baby play areas with inflatable balls because of choking hazards. The company found that a valve from the inflatable ball can come off and cause choking problems. It has also recalled 125,000 of the toys in Canada.
The recall came after Fisher-Price received reports of said valve coming off in the United States and eight incidents in Canada, including 14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke although no injuries have been reported.
According to the company more than 7 million tricycles were also being recalled because of a protruding part that had cut children.
Aside from the above-mentioned toys, Fisher-Price also said it recalled about 120,000 small car toys because of at least two reported cases of the wheels coming off, causing yet again a choking hazard.
Along with the toys, also recalled were close to a million of several types of high chairs because of 14 reports of children being cut by the legs on the chairs. In seven of the said cases, the injured children needed stitches.
Before going on your Christmas toy shopping you might want to call call the Fisher-Price hot line at 800-432-5437 for more information.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.