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Mattel Recalls Millions of Toys and Other Items

Oct 1, 2010

Mattel's Fisher-Price announced the recall of over 11 million potentially dangerous toys and high chairs due to safety hazards. It's the biggest toy recall of the year, with 7 million trikes, nearly 3 million infant toys, 1 million high chairs, and over 100,000 toy cars and ramps. Reported injuries from the products include choking and cuts, some deep enough to require stitches.

The recalled products have already been removed from store shelves but if you own any of items listed in the recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, urge you to stop using it immediately and call Fisher-Price for repair kits and replacement parts. CPSC chairman Inez Tenenbaum told CBS News, "We are vigilant in looking at all products for children to make sure that the hazards will be removed and that children will not be injured."

The injuries were caused by things such as protruding keys, pegs on the legs of high chairs, and faulty parts that came off and caused choking when children placed them into their mouths. You can see pictures of the recalled toys here. Mattel's Conusmer Relations Support Center website offers recall information in its site to help you determine if your product is included in this recall and provides you with links to review the full recall information. Visit http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp for details.

In a statement, Fisher-Price said it "will be providing safety replacements/fixes for four products. ... Our actions reflect our continuing commitment to the safety of our products."

Sources:
CPSC http://www.cpsc.gov/
CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20018242-10391704.html
Mattel http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp

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