Fisher-Price Recalls Children's Trikes Due to Risk of Serious Injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
Release #10-359
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Fisher-Price Recalls Children's Trikes Due to Risk of Serious Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

Units: About 7 Million in the United States and 150,000 in Canada.

Manufacturer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 10 reports of incidents resulting in injury. Six of the incidents required medical attention after young girls, ages two to three years old, fell against or on the protruding disc-shaped and D-shaped pretend key.

Description: This recall involves the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles with model numbers listed in the chart below and that have either a disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend key. The model numbers are located under the seat in the storage compartment. The trikes are intended for children 2 to 5 years of age. The pretend keys are located about 3 inches in front of the seat and protrude at least 5/8 inches above the trike's body. The trikes manufactured after June 16, 2010 are not included in this recall. These trikes have a modified key in a flattened D shape (see picture below) and a manufacturer run number higher than 1670Q2. The run number indicates the trike 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.

Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from January 1997 through September 2010 for about $25.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately place the trikes out of children's reach and 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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1176

Recalled trikes' ignition key location

INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Recalled trikes' "disc"-shaped ignition key Recalled trikes' "D"-shaped ignition key
DISC-SHAPED KEY D-SHAPED KEY

 


NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Recalled trikes' flattened "D"-shaped ignition key

FLATTENED D-SHAPED KEY

 

MODELS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL
J72633 Hot Wheels Trike Recalled Hot Wheels Trike
72639 Barbie Free Spirit Trike Recalled Barbie Free Spirit Trike
72642 Lil’ Kawasaki Trike
PHOTO NOT
AVAILABLE
 
72643 Boys Tough Trike Recalled Boys Tough Trike
72644 Girls Tough Trike
PHOTO NOT
AVAILABLE
 
72792 Kawasaki Trike Recalled Kawasaki Trike
B8775 Kawasaki Tough Trike Recalled Kawasaki Tough Trike
B8776 Barbie Tough Trike Recalled Barbie Tough Trike
K6672 Dora the Explorer Tough Trike Recalled Dora the Explorer Tough Trike
K6673 Diego Tough Trike Recalled Diego Tough Trike
M5727 Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On Recalled Barbie Tough Trike Princess Ride-On
N6021 Kawasaki Tough Trike Recalled Kawasaki Tough Trike
T6209 Thomas Tough Trike Recalled Thomas Tough Trike
V4270 Diego Tough Trike Recalled Diego Tough Trike