Parents should be wary about those holiday wish lists with a horse-on-a-stick toy on them; the toy could be dangerous to children.
Big Ideas Marketing is voluntarily recalling Horse-on-a-Stick Toys because children can wrap their neck around the bridle and reins of the toy, causing a strangulation hazard. Nearly 8,800 toys are affected by the recall, which was announced last week.
One child has already been injured by this item. A two-year old boy was nearly strangles while using the toy. Luckily, the mother saw the boy and helped him before he suffered any serious injuries.
According to the CPSC :
“This recall involves horse-on-a-stick toys with a bridle and reins. The toys are filled with polyester fiber and have a fluffy mane. The horse’s ears are embroidered with the words “PRESS HERE” in red. The horse makes neighing and galloping sounds when the ears are pressed.”
The toys were sold at Love’s Toy Stop and Country stores nationwide from May to July 2010, for approximately $6.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney I urge parents to pay close attention to this recall to protect young children . Consumers who own the toys can remove or cut the reins, which pose the hazard or return the toy for a refund.