The sweeping recall, announced Thursday, comes after 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. Seven kids needed stitches after being cut by pegs on Fisher-Price high chairs, and at least six 2- to 3-year-old girls experienced genital bleeding when they sat or fell against protruding plastic ignition keys on Fisher-Price toddler tricycles.
The Fisher-Price toys being recalled have not caused any injuries, but they have resulted in some close calls.
A variety of baby toys and soft gyms with inflatable balls are being taken off the market because the valve of the inflatable balls can detach and pose a choking hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been “14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke.”
Additionally, the wheels can detach from the purple and green cars that come with the Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway.
The wheels, like the inflatable-ball valves, can become choking hazards once detached.
Consumers also can call Fisher-Price’s recall hotline toll-free at (800) 432-5437.