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Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys with Inflatable Balls Due to Choking Hazard

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Recall Date:
September 30, 2010

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
Release #10-362
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:

 
ProductApproximate
Retail Price
and Dates Sold
Product Description 
Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground73408 Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Cruise
Playground™
$50

July 2001 to
October 2003
6 months & up

Playzone has three play modes
for crawling, to pulling up and
cruising, to walking in and out
 
B2408Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Slide
Arcade™
$48

April 2003 to
January 2004
9 months & up

Baby arcade converts to baby's
first slide.
 
C3068Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium Ocean Wonders™
Kick & Crawl™
Aquarium
$28

October 2003 to
September 2005
Birth & Up

A soft gym with two toy bars. The
gym converts to a crawl-through
play space.
 
H5704Baby Gymtastics Play Wall Baby Gymtastics™
Play Wall
$68

April 2005 to
January 2007
6 to 36 months

Play wall with activities
 
H8094Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium Ocean Wonders™
Kick & Crawl™
Aquarium
$36

June 2005 to
March 2008
Birth & Up

A soft gym that features two
toy bars. The gym converts to
a crawl-through play space.
 
J03271-2-3 Tetherball 1-2-3 Tetherball™ $20

September 2005 to
March 2008
6 months & Up

Big inflatable ball (Approximately
12 inches in diameter) with light
up base.
 
K0476Bat & Score Goal Bat & Score Goal™ $20

May 2006 to
July 2008
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

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