Hazard: Choking

Remedy: 

Recall Date: 2010-09-30
Recall:
 352 – 10362
Units: 
Incidents/Injuries:
 

Product Name: Fisher-Price Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall
Description:
September 30, 2010Release #10-362 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys with Inflatable Balls Due to Choking Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 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. Name of Products: Baby Playzone™ Crawl and Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl and Slide Arcade™, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick and Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat and Score Goal™ Units: About 2.8 million in the US and about 125,000 in Canada Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y. 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: ProductApproximateRetail Priceand Dates SoldProduct Description 73408 Baby Playzone™Crawl and CruisePlayground™ $50July 2001 toOctober 2003 6 months and upPlayzone has three play modesfor crawling, to pulling up andcruising, to walking in and out B2408 Baby Playzone™Crawl and SlideArcade™ $48April 2003 toJanuary 2004 9 months and upBaby arcade converts to baby’sfirst slide. C3068 Ocean Wonders™Kick and Crawl™Aquarium $28October 2003 toSeptember 2005 Birth and UpA soft gym with two toy bars. Thegym converts to a crawl-throughplay space. H5704 Baby Gymtastics™Play Wall $68April 2005 toJanuary 2007 6 to 36 monthsPlay wall with activities H8094 Ocean Wonders™Kick and Crawl™Aquarium $36June 2005 toMarch 2008 Birth and UpA soft gym that features twotoy bars. The gym converts toa crawl-through play space. J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball™ $20September 2005 toMarch 2008 6 months and UpBig inflatable ball (Approximately12 inches in diameter) with lightup base. K0476 Bat and Score Goal™ $20May 2006 toJuly 2008 6 months and UpBaby soccer goal with detachable ball. Sold at: Manufactured in: Baby Playzone™ Crawl and Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl and Slide Arcade™ and Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall were made in Mexico. The Ocean Wonders™ Kick and Crawl™ Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball™ and Bat and 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 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=117

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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