Thursday 14 December 2017

Fisher-Price in huge toy recall amid injury alarm

Aideen Sheehan

MORE than 3,000 Fisher-Price toys and high chairs are being recalled in Ireland because they pose a safety hazard to babies and small children.

The National Consumer Agency warned that people should stop using the products listed right immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a replacement or repair.

The recall is part of a worldwide withdrawal of more than 10 million Fisher-Price products after seven children in the US needed hospital treatment for injuries caused by faulty high chairs, and more were injured by problems with tricycles.

This is believed to be the biggest toy recall of the year.

The high chairs sparked a safety alert because children are at risk of falling on the tray storage pegs on the back legs of the products which could result in injury.

Around 800 of these high chairs were sold in Ireland at major retailers between September 2001 and September 2010. Around 1,390 inflatable ball products sold between July 2001 and July 2008 are also being recalled.

The danger with these is that the valve on the inflatable ball can come off, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Problems were also found with the Little People Rampway sets, because the wheels can come off the purple and green cars marked Mexico.

Around 936 of these toys were sold in Ireland between April and September 2010 and Fisher-Price warned that those cars without a yellow dot on the bottom should not be used.

Irish Independent

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