The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of 10 million toys today, in cooperation with toy chain Fisher-Price.
The recall list includes Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat & Score Goal™, Fisher Price tricycles and highchairs.
At least 10 children have been injured using the tricycles. The other toys have parts that may detach and be ingested by young children, posing a choking risk.
Consumers are urged to stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. The agency also reminds consumers it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
For products with an inflatable ball, 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.
Consumers should immediately remove the product's inflatable ball and keep it away from children. Fisher-Price requests not to discard the inflatable ball but contact Matel for a free replacement kit. For additional information, visit the firm's website at service.mattel.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please report these by visiting cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
Also today, the CPSC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of one and four months who suffocated in sleep positioners, or between a positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet.