On Thursday, Fisher-Price made the announcement that it was recalling approximately 10 million toys deemed dangerous to children.
The company produces many types of play areas for babies that include inflatable balls. They are recalling 2.8 million of these in the U.S., and 125,000 in Canada. According to reports, the valve from the balls can come off and present a choking hazard. There have been 46 incidents related to the valve in the U.S., 8 in Canada.
7 million Fisher-Price tricycles are being recalled. The bikes have a part on them that protrudes and can cut a child. There have been 10 incidents so far, six required medical care.
There are 120,000 small toy cars being recalled because wheels are coming off, which could result in choking.
Toys are not the only item being recalled by Fisher-Price. They are also recalling almost a million high chairs due to children being cut by the legs. Out of 14 incidents, 7 required stitches.
Fisher-Price has made almost 5000 different kinds of toys since it was founded in 1930, according to Wikipedia. It has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., since 1993. Its headquarters is in East Aurora, New York.
Mattel experienced a series of high profile recalls in 2007, recalling nearly 20 million toys. The 2007 recalls involved toys with a high lead content in their coloring, and magnets that could become detached and were dangerous if ingested.
Customers who need more information on the recalls can contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437, or visit their site at: http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=10&e=recalls.