11 Million Defective Fisher Price Toys Recalled

Posted on October 7, 2010

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with toy maker, Fisher Price, have announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million toy tricycles, infant activity centers, and toy cars after there were several reports of injuries among children.

Consumer Reports states that the CPSC and Health Canada, along with Fisher Price announced the recall of defective products Thursday, September 30. Among the products recalled are more than 7.2 million trikes, almost 3 million infant toys with inflatable balls, and 100,000 Little People Wheelies.

The defective child trikes have a plastic key that sticks up, presenting a hazard that has injured at least ten children. The activity centers are a defective product because the inflatable ball contains a valve that can be removed by children. Fisher Price has reports of 14 pieces that were found in children’s mouths and there were 3 reports of children choking. The toy cars have wheels that can come off, though there have been no reports of injuries.

If you have one of these defective products in your home, you can call Fisher Price at (800) 432-5437 or go to the company website for a free replacement.

Recalls are one step toward preventing future injuries, but lawsuits should deter the maker from producing dangerous children’s products in the first place. Florida child product recall attorneys Farah & Farah will offer a free evaluation of your product liability case if your child was injured by a defective product.

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