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

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below,  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.

Recalled Products

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, NY.

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
 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™
B2408 Baby Playzone™
Crawl & Slide
Arcade™
$48
April 2003 to
January 2004
9 months & up
Baby arcade converts to baby’s
first slide.
 Baby Playzone™ Crawl & 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.
 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ AquariumArcade™
H5704 Baby Gymtastics™
Play Wall
$68
April 2005 to
January 2007
 
 

 

6 to 36 months
Play wall with activities
 
 

 

 Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall
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.
 
 

 

 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium
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.
 
 

 

 1-2-3 Tetherball™
K0476 Bat & Score Goal™
$20
May 2006 to
July 2008
 
 

 

6 months & Up
Baby soccer goal with detachable ball.
 Bat & Score Goal™

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 9:00am and 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at 301-595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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