We don't have this one, but it looks like fun. I hope they can fix the problem!
I have this thing with the little plastic balls. I have wondered if that thing would break. I think I will just cut off that part and throw it away.
FROM NBC: A MASSIVE RECALL OF TOYS, TRICYCLES AND HIGH CHAIRS OVER SAFETY CONCERNS. FISHER PRICE ANNOUNCED THE RECALL TODAY AFTER REPORTS OF MORE THAN 20 INJURIES. ALSO THERE IS WORD OF A SEPARATE RECALL INVOLVING INFANT SLEEP POSITIONERS. 11 MILLION PRODUCTS GEARED TOWARD INFANTS AND TODDLERS THAT SAFETY OFFICIALS SAY COULD BE DANGEROUS.
Inez Tenenbaum - Chairman, CPSC "What we've recalled are these products that have problems where children can have cuts and lacerations requiring stitches and also some of the toys have choking hazards."
THE RECALL INCLUDES SEVEN MILLION FISHER PRICE TRICYCLES. THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SAYS IT KNOWS OF 10 REPORTS OF CHILDREN BEING HURT FROM THE TRIKES.THE PROBLEM - A PLASTIC IGNITION KEY NEAR THE SEAT THAT CHILDREN CAN SIT OR FALL ON LEADING TO INJURIES.
FISHER PRICE IS ALSO RECALLING MORE THAN A MILLION HIGH CHAIRS AFTER 14 REPORTS OF PROBLEMS. PEGS ON THE BACK OF THE CHAIRS CAN BE USED TO STORE THE TRAY, BUT KIDS CAN FALL ON THEM. A VARIETY OF TOYS AND SOFT GYMS WITH INFLATABLE BALLS ARE IN THE RECALL. VALVES ON THE BALLS CAN COME OFF, CAUSING A CHOKING HAZARD.
MORE CHOKING CONCERNS FROM WHEELS THAT CAN DETACH FROM CARS IN THE STAND N PLAY RAMPWAY. ALSO IN A SEPARATE WARNING, WORD THAT INFANT SLEEP POSITIONERS SHOULD NO LONGER BE USED. THE FDA SAYS THEY CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION.
Don Mays, Senior Director, Product Safety, Consumers Union "Over the last 13 years, there have been 12 infants that have died in sleep positioners because they have suffocated in the soft cushioning." EXPERTS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ENSURE SAFETY BEFORE PRODUCTS REACH STORE SHELVES. Don Mays, Senior Director, Product Safety, Consumers Union "Manufactures have to test their products thoroughly, that they've got good quality control processes in their factories, and they look for products that not only meet the safety standards that are in place, but are free of hazards of foreseeable use conditions."
FOR NOW, THIS SWEEPING RECALL AS REGULATORS WORK TO KEEP KIDS SAFE. IN SOME CASES THE COMPANY WILL REPLACE THE PRODUCT OR OFFER A REFUND.. IN OTHERS, IT WILL SEND A KIT SO THE PRODUCT CAN BE REPAIRED AND MADE SAFE. FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF TOYS BEING RECALLED, GO THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION'S WEB PAGE, OR THE COMPANY'S WEB SITE WWW.SERVICE.MATTEL.COM. FISHER PRICE SAID IT WANTS TO ASSURE CUSTOMERS THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF ITS TOYS ARE SAFE.
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