The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves about 2.8 million items in the U.S. and about 125,000 items in Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the U.S.; there are eight such 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. This item is a playzone that has three modes for crawling, pulling up and cruising, and walking in and out. The model number for this item is 73408.
Sold in retail stores from July 2001 to October 2003, for about $50
What To Do:
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. For additional information, call Fisher-Price toll-free at 800-432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at service.mattel.com
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