Fisher-Price, a giant in children toy manufacturing and children’s products, is recalling more than 10 million toys, high chairs, and tricycle amid concerns over product safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least two of the products which have been recalled have already been linked to injuries.
About 7 million Fisher-Price Tough Trikes and Fisher-Price Trikes have been recalled, and at least ten children have been injured by these tricycles. According to the information which the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received, at least six children injured by the products required medical attention for their injuries. The Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes reportedly have a plastic ignition key which protrudes near the seat. Children can easily sit on, strike, or fall on the key, injuring themselves. The tricycles are very popular with children and some feature Barbie or other popular children’s characters.
In addition to the tricycles, Fisher-Price is also recalling more than 1 million high chairs, including the Easy Clean, Healthy Care, and Close to Me High Chairs. There have been fourteen reports of injuries and problems with these high chairs and according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least seven children injured by the high chairs required stitches. A peg on the back of the high chairs is designed to help parents store the tray. However, children can strike or fall on this peg, injuring themselves.
In addition, Fisher-Price has recalled over 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl and Slide Arcade toys, Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise Playground toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys, Ocean Wonders Kick and Crawl Aquarium toys, and Bat and Score Goal toys. With these toys, three is a choking hazard because these toys feature a ball which has a valve which can detach. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 50 reports of such incidents. Fisher-Price is further recalling 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys. These toys also pose a choking hazard because the wheels detach.
Parents who believe they may have the affected toys can visit the Fisher-Price website for more information. Fisher-Price has offered to replace or repair the affected products. This recall is also a good reminder that even toys on store shelves and toys with well-known brands can pose a hazard. Parents need to remain aware of Florida product liability laws and the hazards which can cause Florida injuries to children and minors.
If your child has been injured by an unsafe toy, you can contact the Flaxman Group for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and your legal rights. The Flaxman Group has helped families in Hollywood, Miami, Homestead, and surrounding Southern Florida communities. Our compassionate and experienced team can help you by providing you with the legal information you need to make an informed decision about your case.