|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
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: Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles
Units: About 7 Million in the United States and 150,000 in Canada.
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 10 reports of incidents resulting in injury. Six of the incidents required medical attention after young girls, ages two to three years old, fell against or on the protruding disc-shaped and D-shaped pretend key.
Description: This recall involves the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles with model numbers listed in the chart below and that have either a disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend key. The model numbers are located under the seat in the storage compartment. The trikes are intended for children 2 to 5 years of age. The pretend keys are located about 3 inches in front of the seat and protrude at least 5/8 inches above the trike's body. The trikes manufactured after June 16, 2010 are not included in this recall. These trikes have a modified key in a flattened D shape (see picture below) and a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2. The run number indicates the trike was manufactured on the 167th day of 2010 or on June 16, 2010. The run number is found under the seat below the model number.
Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from January 1997 through September 2010 for about $25.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately place the trikes out of children's reach and contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement key.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday 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=1176
INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL
|DISC-SHAPED KEY||D-SHAPED KEY|
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL
FLATTENED D-SHAPED KEY
|MODELS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL|
|J72633 Hot Wheels Trike|
|72639 Barbie Free Spirit Trike|
|72642 Lil' Kawasaki Trike||
|72643 Boys Tough Trike|
|72644 Girls Tough Trike||
|72792 Kawasaki Trike|
|B8775 Kawasaki Tough Trike|
|B8776 Barbie Tough Trike|
|K6672 Dora the Explorer Tough Trike|
|K6673 Diego Tough Trike|
|M5727 Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On|
|N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike|
|T6209 Thomas Tough Trike|
|V4270 Diego Tough Trike|
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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