Fisher Price recalls unsafe toys

October 1st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

fish October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Fisher Price Inc., renowned for their baby toys, are recalling their latest line of toys from the market. Recently, the company came to know that certain components of their toys can pose significant health hazards to children.

The Fisher Price recalls will be effective immediately for users in Canada and the U.S while it is still unclear if the countries of Asia and Europe will go through the product recall at the same time.

The company’s health and safety officials recently discovered that certain components of their popular toy series can get detached and pose significant choking hazards to unsupervised children. According to sales figures, as many as 400,000 toys from Canada are going to be recalled after the announcement. Recently, there were 80 reported cases where children fell from toys and hurt themselves or choked on small detachable components. The company has clarified that this recall is not because of the recent toxic chemicals that were discovered in some Chinese toys, and is only applicable to toys with small components that can turn into a choking hazard for kids.

The Fisher Price recall includes many products like tricycles, high chairs, toy cars and rubber inflatable balls. Although Canadian Laws do not require toy manufacturers to disclose this information about children’s toys, this decision was taken voluntarily by the company to protect the children from harm.

Fisher Price spokespeople have repeatedly asserted that the company is very cautious about the health and safety of children and they use only the best components for their toys. This sudden recall of products was meant as a goodwill gesture from the toy manufacturer, even though it might tarnish the image of the brand.

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