Fisher-Price Recalls Children's Trikes: Details

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 08:34 AM

One of the Fisher-Price tricycles being recalled today. One of the Fisher-Price tricycles being recalled today. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

U.S. regulators are announcing a recall of more than 10 million Fisher-Price tricycles, toys and high chairs after reports of 10 children being hurt. Here are the details of the affected toys, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Name of Product: Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

Units: About 7 Million in the United States and 150,000 in Canada.

Manufacturer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 10 reports of incidents resulting in injury. Six of the incidents required medical attention after young girls, ages two to three years old, fell against or on the protruding disc-shaped and D-shaped pretend key.

Description: This recall involves the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles with model numbers listed in the chart below and that have either a disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend key. The model numbers are located under the seat in the storage compartment. The trikes are intended for children 2 to 5 years of age. The pretend keys are located about 3 inches in front of the seat and protrude at least 5/8 inches above the trike's body. The trikes manufactured after June 16, 2010 are not included in this recall. These trikes have a modified key in a flattened D shape (see picture below) and a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2. The run number indicates the trike was manufactured on the 167th day of 2010 or on June 16, 2010. The run number is found under the seat below the model number.

Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from January 1997 through September 2010 for about $25.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately place the trikes out of children's reach and contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement key.



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Comments [1]

Fisher Price Recall has been instituted on five different classes of merchandise. Rampways, tricycles, high chairs, and infant playthings are all included in this recall. This is the first major recall of Fisher Price products in 2010. I guess if they will not be more careful enough more products will be following on that account for the rest of this year... hope not. I also do pray that those toddlers who have been injured are now well and recuperating.

Oct. 05 2010 01:38 AM

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