Yesterday, I brought attention to the infant sleep positioner recall after it was found that the product created a suffocation hazard and a dozen infants had been killed as a result. Now, Fisher Price has announced a recall of over 11 million products in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Due to choking hazards, the CPSC warned in this press release that, "Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed."
Targeted by this product recall are 7 million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes tricycles, nearly 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, and almost 3 million Baby Playzone Playground toys. In addition, 100,000 Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampways have been recalled.
In addition to posing a choking hazard, some of these toys also pose a personal injury threat due to small pieces jutting out from the product. There have been reports of children falling on these pegs and even needing sutures. Luckily, the company is taking action before any fatalities have occurred, which is respectable on their part. As a South Carolina personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to look closely at the products that their children are using. Often times, these hazardous products may be pulled from store shelves but linger on the market through consignment shops and garage sales. If you suspect that any piece of your children's toys may pose a threat, it's not worth keeping around.