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Little People® Animal Sounds Farms Recalled by Fisher-Price
April 23, 2003
Release # 03-111
Fisher Price Recall Hotline: (866) 259-7873 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7908
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
CPS C, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Little People® Animal Sounds
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily
recalling about 67,000 Little People® Animal Sounds Farms manufactured
from June 17, 2002 through July 31, 2002. Two small metal screws that
hold the toy "stall doors" in place can come off, posing an aspiration
or choking hazard to young children.
Fisher-Price has received 33 reports of the screws coming off of
the toy, including four reports where a screw was found in the child's
mouth and one report of a child that aspirated a screw into his lung.
The latter case required the child to be hospitalized and undergo
emergency surgery to remove the screw from his lung.
The recalled Little People® Animal Sounds Farms are shaped like
a barn and make animal sounds when the doors of the cow or horse stall
are opened. The recalled toys have a model number of 77973 or 77746 and
a six-character manufacturing date code that begins with 168 through
212, followed by the number 2 as the fourth digit. Both the model
number and date code can be found on the underside of the green ramp.
The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the tallest side of the barn
in red and white. The recalled toys were manufactured in Mexico.
Mass merchants and t oy stores nationwide sold these toys between
July 2002 and December 2002 for about $30.
Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately
and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (866) 259-7873 anytime to receive
a free repair kit. Consumers also can log on to www.service.mattel.com
to determine if their product is among the recalled models and to order
the free repair kit online.