Mattel’s Fisher-Price brand that offers products and toys for children under 5 announced today that the company is recalling four different products which total more than 11 million units of toys and children’s products sold since the 1990s. The issues surrounding the recalls appear to be related to concerns arising following a variety of injuries, mishaps and safety issues.
The four products named in the recall include Fisher Price’s trikes, high chairs, toys with inflatable balls and another recalled product from the company’s Little People line.
Cut injuries to children is what led to the recalls of both the trike and high chair products. The most significant types of injuries have involved small girls who rode the trikes and had genital bleeding from colliding with a protruding plastic key. The Fisher Price high chair injuries were a result of the cuts and scrapes received from the parts or areas which were intended for tray storage.
In 2009, Fisher-Price paid a $2.3 million penalty for violating the federal government’s ban on lead paint. Two years prior to that, Fisher-Price paid approximately $1 million for failing to report more than 30 incidents involving one of its Little People toys.
Companies are required to report to the CPSC when they observe a defect that could cause injury or harm or receive reports from consumers that raise safety issues.
The Fisher Price recall as of 2:15 EST has not had much impact on the stock price of Mattel, Inc (MAT:NASDAQ GS).
The compassionate Nashville products liability attorneys at The Nahon Firm, PLC, represent the parents of injured children due to unsafe or faulty children’s toys and products. If you would like more information about the Fisher Price recalled toys or any other type of product injury claim, call us today at (615) 324-2000 for a free consultation.