Tennessee residents and people all over the country have been giving their kids Fisher-Price toys and using their baby products for years. We put our trust in these companies to many safe, reliable products for our children. Unfortunately, sometimes products can be defective or have dangerous parts and need to be recalled. If you have questions about whether or not, your children’s Fisher-Price Toys are included in this massive recall; you may want to speak with a Tennessee defective and dangerous products lawyer right away. They will help you figure out if your toy is involved in the recall and let you know what your choices are if personal injuries occurred.
Fisher-Price has decided to recall more than ten million tricycles, toys, and high chairs due to various safety concerns and some personal injury reports, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes featuring Dora the Explorer or Barbie have a plastic ignition key that sticks out near the seat that children can sit on or fall on causing injuries including genital bleeding, according to the commission. There were ten reports of injuries, six of needed to seek medical help.
Also included in this recall are 1 million Fisher-Price Health Care Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs after receiving fourteen reports of problems. The high chairs contain pegs on the back of them that can be used to store the tray but children can possibly fall on them causing cuts and other injuries. Seven of the reports included children who needed stitches. Other items included in this recall are more than 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymnastics’ Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat & Score Goal toys. These toys contain a valve on the inflatable ball that can come off and possibly be a choking hazard. There were fifty reports of the valve coming off, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that manufactures need to do more to make sure that safety is built into their products, but commented that Fisher-Price was, “taking the right steps by agreeing to these recalls and offering consumers free repairs or replacement.”
Unfortunately, recalls similar to these happen in Tennessee and all across the country each and every day. If your child has been injured due to one of these recalled products or you have concerns, we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee defective and dangerous product attorneys as soon as possible. We will hear your case, and work with you to make sure you get the care and compensation you deserve.