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

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—September 30, 2010.  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:

Product

Approximate
Retail Price
and Dates Sold

Product Description

73408

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

B2408

Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Slide
Arcade™

$48

April 2003 to
January 2004

9 months & up

Baby arcade converts to baby’s
first slide.

C3068

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.

H5704

Baby Gymtastics™
Play Wall

$68

April 2005 to
January 2007

6 to 36 months

Play wall with activities

H8094

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.

J0327

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.

K0476

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

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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