|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Play 'n Go Campsite™ Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Little People Play 'n Go Campsite™
Units: About 96,000 in the United States (14,000 were sold in Canada)
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the play set can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite. The seven-piece plastic play set includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number R6935 is printed on the toy's packaging. The name Sonya Lee is printed on the underside of the figure. Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the neck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite are not affected.
Sold at: Major retailers including mass merchandisers, discount stores, department stores and toy stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, and by online retailers from October 2009 through August 2010 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the Campsite's Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure's return in exchange for a free replacement figure.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1136
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
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