The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee, with the cooperation of Fisher Price Toys, has issued a recall on approximately 10 million toys.
Currently, approximately 7 million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes. The product is considered dangerous because the disk-shaped plastic ignition key can injure a child if the child inadvertently falls on the part.
Do not take the toy into the store it was purchased from but contact Fisher Price directly. They will be issuing a replacement part/key unit to rectify the problem.
Approximately 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs are begin recalled due to the fear that children can accidental fall against the rear pegs of the chair and injure themselves. If you own one of the high chairs contact Fisher Price and they will issue a free repair kit that will make the chairs safe.
The Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway is also being recalled. Currently it effects 100,000 of the toys. The small cars used to race on the rampway have small wheels that pose a choking hazard if they come off. Fisher Price is currently offering replacement cars, free of charge to make up for the defective ones that lose their wheels.
The inflatable balls contained in Ocean Wonder Kick and Crawl, Baby Playzone Crawl and Slide Arcades, Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise, Baby Gymnastic Play Balls and the 1-2-3 Tetherball are being recalled because if they are chewed on the small cork may come out and pose a choking hazard. The recall is effecting 2.8 million of the balls.
Fisher Price is offering a replacement kit to fix the malfunctioning valves.
Parents are encouraged to contact Fisher Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, if you own one of the recalled toys.
Despite the massive recall that has sent many parents into a frenzy, most of the toys are only dangerous if common sense is not utilized with them. Obviously, if a parent sees protruding pegs on the high chair the parent will automatically think that they will hurt if the child falls on them. Parents can also visually observe that the ignition on the tricycles will hurt if the child falls against it. These appear to be obvious, common sense observations that most parents should be making any time they assemble a toy or item for their baby.
Unfortunately, the balls are made specifically for babies and most parents would naturally assume that Fisher Price has taken care and extra pains to make sure the valves do not come out of the balls since babies chew on everything and anything. Fisher Price had definitely missed the mark with the balls.
Any parent purchasing a car toy for their child needs to have concerns over the wheels of the automobile. No matter how well they are made the wheels often break off, even with the up most care form the manufacture. The size and shape of the wheel automatically makes it a dangerous item for any child that still mouths and chews their toys. Cars should really only be purchased for children who no longer place toys in their mouths.