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RECALLS: Fisher-Price Trikes, High Chairs, Wheelies & Balls (Pretty Much Everything They Make!)

Fisher Price Recalls on Toys, High Chairs, Trikes and More

Dear Fisher-Price Parents & Grandparents,

You may have questions about recent safety announcements for Fisher-Price toys, and I want to personally acknowledge your concerns. Many of us here at Fisher-Price are parents, too — myself included — and we share your belief that nothing is more important than the well-being of our children.

I can reassure you that our business operates in a highly regulated environment, which means that toys are overwhelmingly safe. I’d also like you to know that beyond industry regulations, Fisher-Price takes additional steps to constantly gather and review feedback about how our products are doing in real homes. We analyze this information to see if patterns are developing that could indicate a product performance or other type of issue.

Through this monitoring, we have identified a few issues we want you to know about. In collaboration with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Health Canada and other regulators, we initiated the recall process for certain products. And we’re reaching out to parents to help you determine whether you have a recalled product and how to get a replacement part or repair kit. We’ve prepared detailed information for you at this website —www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp — and you’ll also find contact information if you need to speak with someone on our Consumer Relations team.

For a list of products affected by this recall, see below.

We value your feedback and take very seriously all concerns reported during a product’s life span, and we go to work to fully understand and evaluate each situation. We will continue to do this.

Product recalls are a difficult part of business, and I understand they’re particularly concerning when they involve products for children. But we’re going to continue to work extremely hard to bring your family products that are safe and engaging and innovative — just as you expect from Fisher-Price.

Sincerely,

Kevin Curran, Fisher-Price General Manager

Trikes

  • 72633 Hot Wheels Trike
  • 72639 Barbie™ Butterfly Trike
  • 72642 Lil’ Kawasaki® Trike
  • 72643 Tough Trike
  • 72644 Tough Trike
  • 72792 Kawasaki Trike
  • B8775 Kawasaki® Ninja® Tough Trike
  • B8776 Barbie™ Tough Trike
  • K6672 Nick Jr./Dora the Explorer Tough Trike
  • K6673 Go, Diego, Go! Tough Trike
  • M5727 Barbie™ Tough Trike Princess Ride-On
  • N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike
  • T6209 Thomas & Friends™ Tough Trike
  • V4270 Go, Diego, Go!™ Kid-Tough™ Trike

Rampway

  • T4261 Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway
  • V6378 Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway Gift Set

Infant toys with inflatable balls

  • 73408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™
  • B2408 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™
  • C3068 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • H5704 Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall
  • H8094 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
  • J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball
  • K0476 Bat & Score Goal™

High Chairs

  • 79638 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79639 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79640 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • 79641 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B0326 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B2105 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • B2875 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C4630 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C4632 Link-a-doos™ Deluxe Plus Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • C5936 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • G4406 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • G8659 Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair™
  • H0796 Deluxe Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H1152 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H4864 Aquarium Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H7241 Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • H8906 Close to Me™ High Chair
  • H9178 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J4011 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J6292 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • J8229 Easy Clean™ High Chair
  • K2927 Rainforest™ Healthy Care™ High Chair
  • L1912 Healthy Care™ High Chair

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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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway

Units: About 100,000 in the U.S. and 20,000 in Canada

Importer: Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway with model numbers T4261 and V6378. They were sold with small cars that a child can push down winding ramps. Only the purple and the green cars that are marked “Mexico” and do not have a yellow dot on the bottom are included in the recall. The toy is intended for children 1 1/2 to 5 years of age.

Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from April 2010 through September 2010 for about $45.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the affected purple and the green cars away from children and contact Fisher-Price for free replacement cars.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1177

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Name of Product: Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs

Units: About 950,000 high chairs in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 14 reports of incidents, including seven reports of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. One of these incidents was reported in Canada.

Description: This recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding frame for storage and a three-position reclining seat. The model number and date code of the high chair is on the back of the seat. All Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs are included in this recall. Only Healthy Care High Chairs manufactured before December 2006 are included in the recall. If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care High Chair is included in the recall.

Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from September 2001 through September 2010 for between about $70 and $115.

Manufactured in: Healthy Care High Chairs were made in China. Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs were made in Mexico.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the High Chair immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1179

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Name of Products: Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat & Score Goal™

Units: About 2.8 million in the US and about 125,000 in Canada

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the US and eight reports in Canada. These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the products listed below:

Product Approximate
Retail Price
and Dates Sold
Product Description
73408 Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Cruise
Playground™
$50July 2001 to
October 2003
6 months & upPlayzone has three play modes
for crawling, to pulling up and
cruising, to walking in and out
Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground
B2408 Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Slide
Arcade™
$48April 2003 to
January 2004
9 months & upBaby arcade converts to baby’s
first slide.
C3068 Ocean Wonders™
Kick & Crawl™
Aquarium
$28October 2003 to
September 2005
Birth & UpA soft gym with two toy bars. The
gym converts to a crawl-through
play space.
H5704 Baby Gymtastics™
Play Wall
$68April 2005 to
January 2007
6 to 36 monthsPlay wall with activities
H8094 Ocean Wonders™
Kick & Crawl™
Aquarium
$36June 2005 to
March 2008
Birth & UpA soft gym that features two
toy bars. The gym converts to
a crawl-through play space.
J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball™ $20September 2005 to
March 2008
6 months & UpBig inflatable ball (Approximately
12 inches in diameter) with light
up base.
K0476 Bat & Score Goal™ $20May 2006 to
July 2008
6 months & UpBaby soccer goal with detachable ball.
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