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Mattel makes Fisher-Price recalls

Fisher-Price will be providing safety replacements/fixes for three products in the UK.
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In a statement, Mattel said: "We want to reassure parents that our products are overwhelmingly safe. We operate in a highly regulated industry and we test our products at many stages during development and production. Our product engineers have many years of experience in designing safe toys.

"In addition, we monitor parents’ safety-related reports over time. If we see an issue with a product at any point, even after many have been sold and used safely, we take appropriate action."

The firm said its actions reflect a continuing commitment to the safety of its products.

The UK products affected are detailed below:

Highchairs

Basic Healthy Care High Chair Cow + Moon, Flutterby Dream High Chairs, Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair, Link Deluxe Healthy Care High Chair.

These high chairs were sold in major retailers from September 2001 through September 2010. The number of products that is affected in the UK is approximately 72,763.

The Fisher-Price High Chairs are being recalled because children can fall on or against the tray storage pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in injury (the pegs are used for high chair tray storage).

Consumers can determine whether or not their high chair is affected by locating the model number on the back of the seat and checking the website.

Consumers should stop using the High Chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price by visiting www.service.mattel.com or calling 0800 0320615 to arrange for instructions and a free repair kit.

Infant Product with Inflatable Balls

These were sold in all major retailers from July 2001 to July 2008. The number of products affected in the UK is approximately 165,090.

Affected products include: Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal.

Only Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquariums and 1-2-3 Tetherball products manufactured before 2008 are included in this recall. The Shake & Rattle Monkey Ball, Shake & Chime Ducky Ball and Bat & Wobble Penguin are not affected by the recall.

Select Fisher-Price infant toys with inflatable balls are being recalled because the valve of the inflatable ball can come off, posing a choking hazard.

Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product (do not discard it since it will need to be returned to Fisher-Price), keep it away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for a free repair kit or voucher.

Little People

Little People Rampway sold at mass retailers nationwide from April 2010 to September 2010. The number of products affected in the UK is approximately 6,107.

The purple and green cars in the Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway are being recalled because the wheels can come off, releasing small parts that may pose a choking hazard to young children.

Consumers should immediately stop using the purple and green vehicles marked Mexico without a yellow dot on the bottom and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for free replacement vehicles. In the meantime, other Wheelies vehicles may be used with the Rampway.

All product images and details are on the website for consumer to see if they have affected product or to contact our helpline number on 0800 0320 615.

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