Fisher-Price recalls toy wagons
When parents are shopping for a toddler toy, the first name that usually comes to mind is Fisher-Price. And nearly always they never equate a Fisher-Price toy with a potential safety hazard to their children. But with mass produced toys, sometimes it happens, and the toy maker has joined the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada in issuing a product recall of up to 211,000 Little People Builders Load n Go Wagons due to laceration hazards.
The hazard was discovered after seven reports, including five in which children required stitches or further surgery, of children falling off the wagons and receiving lacerations.
The Wagon model in question (note the yellow handle) is model P8977 and was sold from June 2009 through July 2011. The toy includes multi-colored plastic blogs and a toy dog action figure. Note that if your wagon has a green handle, it is NOT affected by the recall and there is no known danger to that particular model.
Consumers whose children do have model P8977 (again, the yellow handled model) are advised to take the toy immediately away from your child and contact Fisher-Price/Mattel (800-432-5437, www.service.mattel.com) for instructions on how to obtain a free repair kit.
Hat Tip – Consumer Reports