Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of 7 million Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles this morning, after receiving 10 reports of injury, six serious, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In each case, little girls aged two to three years old fell against the protruding disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend ignition key.
They have also recalled seven models of infant activity centers with inflatable balls in which the valve from the balls comes off, 950,000 Fisher-Price high chairs, and two cars in the Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway.
Fisher-Price has issued several recalls over the past decade, but most only affected 100,000 to 500,000 toys, whereas this recall will affect 10.9 million.
The tricycle recall involves the fourteen Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles with model numbers listed below. The model numbers are located under the seat in the storage compartment.
The tricycles are intended for children 2 to 5 years of age, and have pretend keys located about 3 inches in front of the seat (see photograph). They were sold nationwide from January 1997 through September 2010, for about $25 each.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and remove them from children’s reach, and can contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement key.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.
Models included in this recall:
J72633 Hot Wheels Trike
72639 Barbie Free Spirit Trike
72642 Lil’ Kawasaki Trike
72643 Boys Tough Trike
72644 Girls Tough Trike
72792 Kawasaki Trike
B8775 Kawasaki Tough Trike
B8776 Barbie Tough Trike
K6672 Dora the Explorer Tough Trike
K6673 Diego Tough Trike
M5727 Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On
N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike
T6209 Thomas Tough Trike
V4270 Diego Tough Trike
Tricycles manufactured after June 16, 2010 are not included in this recall, as their pretend keys were flattened to the body of the tricycle. Those tricycles have a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2. (The run number indicates the tricycle was manufactured on the 167th day of 2010 or on June 16, 2010.) The run number is found under the seat below the model number.