Friday, October 1, 2010

Toy Recalls: Poorly Placed Pegs Cause Genital Bleeding

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 11 million tricycles, toys and high chairs. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency in charge of product oversight, the toys have already injured several children. Injuries include laceration and genital bleeding due to poorly placed pegs and protrusions such as a tricycle "key" in the middle of the riding area (see picture to the left). Fisher-Price is also recalling two other toys due to choking hazards. See the Seattle Times article here. Go straight to the source for detailed information from the CPSC here, here, here, and here.

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