|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 991-2444
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Push Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Fisher-Price Lil' Wagster Dragster push toys
Units: About 54,000
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: A young child's chin, jaw, and teeth can get lodged in the opening at the top of the push toy's round-shaped handle and incur injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received nine reports of injuries associated with the push toy's handle including loose teeth, cut gums and bruises to the mouth and chin.
Description: The recalled Lil' Wagster Dragster toy is an electronic push toy for children 1-year-old and up. It has a green race car base with red wheels and a blue handle that extends up for the child to hold. The words "Fisher-Price" are stamped in red on the handle unit, while the number "3" is stamped in yellow on the front of the race car base. The push toy has a model number of B0335, which is printed on the underside of the toy's race car base.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from December 2002 through February 2005 for about $13.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled push toys away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price to receive a repair kit and installation instructions.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 991-2444 anytime or log on to the firm's Web site at www.service.fisher-price.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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