|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2003
Release # 03-146
|Company Phone Number: (800) 357-9460
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Crib Mobile Toys
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: If batteries used in the mobile leak, the caustic liquid can seep out of the battery compartment, posing a risk of chemical burns to babies.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 30 reports of batteries leaking from the toy's battery compartment, including six reports of minor burn injuries to babies.
Description:These are Sparkling Symphony Mobile crib toys that attach to the crib side rail and play music and lights that are activated by remote control. Four star and moon characters are suspended from the mobile, which turns. The recalled toys have model number 71985 found on both the lower arm of the mobile and the back of the remote control. The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the upper arm, over the silver decoration. The recalled mobiles were manufactured from October 1999 through November 2000. A date code is located on the upper arm of the mobile and on the back of the remote control. Consumers should contact Fisher Price with their date code to determine if their mobile is part of the recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide sold these mobiles between December 1999 and December 2001 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Firm providing free repair kits containing a seal for the battery compartment, which will prevent battery leakage.
Consumer Contact: Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 357-9460 anytime or visit www.service.mattel.com to determine if product is among the recalled models and to order the free repair kit if needed.
Media Contact: Laurie Oravec at (716) 687-3395
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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