|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 Products: Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal
Units: About 2.8 million in the US and about 125,000 in Canada
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the US and eight reports in Canada. These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child's mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the products listed below:
and Dates Sold
Crawl & Cruise
July 2001 to
|6 months & up
Playzone has three play modes
for crawling, to pulling up and
cruising, to walking in and out
Crawl & Slide
April 2003 to
|9 months & up
Baby arcade converts to baby's
Kick & Crawl
October 2003 to
|Birth & Up
A soft gym with two toy bars. The
gym converts to a crawl-through
April 2005 to
|6 to 36 months
Play wall with activities
Kick & Crawl
June 2005 to
|Birth & Up
A soft gym that features two
toy bars. The gym converts to
a crawl-through play space.
September 2005 to
|6 months & Up
Big inflatable ball (Approximately
12 inches in diameter) with light
|K0476||Bat & Score Goal||$20
May 2006 to
|6 months & Up
Baby soccer goal with detachable ball.
Manufactured in: Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade and Baby Gymtastics Play Wall were made in Mexico. The Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball and Bat & Score Goal were made in China.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep away from children. Do not discard the inflatable ball. Contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit.
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=1178
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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