Just seems like recalls of children’s products can’t stay out of the news. Or our lives. As a parent, it’s upsetting. When I purchased/purchase items for my daughter, I do research and make the best informed decision I can. I especially look at things like “is this a reputable company” or “have they been in business a long time?”. I read parent reviews, educator reviews, expert reviews sometimes (depending on the product). And yet, it doesn’t seem to make a difference. You could buy something for $10 or $1000 and have the same chances now. I hope any manufacturer in the baby/child market really takes a hard look at how and where they are manufacturing their products and the possible effect cutting corners may have in the future.
Taken from BuffaloNews.com
Fisher-Price launches big recall
By Samantha Maziarz Christmann
NEWS BUSINESS REPORTER
Fisher-Price has issued a recall for more than 10 million tricycles, high chairs and other products that pose safety hazards to children.
The massive recall, which Fisher-Price said today will shave a penny off its earnings per share in the third quarter, is the largest for toys since Congress passed a law two years ago beefing up the product-safety regulator’s powers.
The recall includes:
- Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, which are associated with 10 child injuries.
- Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, which are associated with 14 complaints.
- Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat & Score Goal toys. Each contains an inflatable ball, the air valve on which can come loose, posing a choking hazard.
- Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys. The wheels on each can come loose, posing a choking hazard.
“We want to reassure parents that our products are overwhelmingly safe,” Fisher-Price spokeswoman Juliette Reashor said in a statement. “If we see an issue with a product at any point, even after many have been sold and used safely, we take appropriate action.”
For model numbers and sale dates of the affected items, visit www.Service.Mattel.com.