From Trikes to Highchairs: Massive Fisher-Price Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of over 10 million Fisher-Price toys, citing concerns that certain products present choking and laceration hazards to young children. Fisher-Price, one of the most trusted manufacturers of toys for young children, is cooperating fully with the recall.
Details of the Recall
The CPSC recall impacts multiple products for infants and toddlers:
- Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes tricycles
- Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me high chairs
- Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand n’ Play Rampway
- Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymnastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal
Most of these products contain small pieces that can come loose and pose a choking hazard if swallowed by a small child. The CPSC has also received multiple reports of children suffering lacerations serious enough to require stitches from Fisher-Price high chairs. While the scope of the recall is massive, the CPSC believes it is necessary to prevent further injuries.
Parents should stop using these products and contact the CPSC Recall Hotline at (800) 638-2772 for more information about the recall.
Manufacturers Are Responsible
While accidents do happen, manufacturers – including toy manufacturers – have a duty to consumers to produce products that are safe for their intended uses. When a defectively designed or manufactured toy causes injury, the manufacturer may be responsible. As the recall continues, more details are likely to emerge regarding any liability on the part of Fisher-Price.