Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price, a unit of Mattel Inc., announced a recall Thursday of nearly 11 million toys in the United States and Canada.
The company voluntarily recalled various toys, some which were sold as far back as 1997. The recalled products include toddler tricycles, inflatable balls, high chairs, and Little People Wheelies. In a statement, Fisher-Price general manager Kevin Curran said the company has already redesigned some of the products to address risks. Curran said Fisher-Price goes beyond federal safety regulations and "takes additional steps to constantly gather and review feedback about how our products are doing in real homes."
The recall notice released by the Consumer Product-Safety Commission refers to a risk of "severe injury, including genital bleeding" with the defective tricycles. The commission said there have been a total of 80 reported incidents of injury.
If your child has been injured by a defective toy, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact a Wausau product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.