|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 29, 2001, Revised November 19, 2002
Release # 01-115
|Fisher-Price Recall Hotline (800) 220-7137
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
Note: Web site change.
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Infant and Toddler Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 20,000 infant and toddler Intelli-Table toys for repair. Two red knobs on the toy can break off, creating small parts that can pose a choking hazard for young children.
Fisher-Price has received 32 reports of the knobs breaking off the toys. A 14-month old child was found with a knob in her mouth. Her mother removed it and no injuries have been reported.
The Intelli-Table is a round, plastic activity table with a blue, removable top that uses three interchangeable play rings to help children learn numbers, music, and games. The toy is intended for children ages nine to 36 months. The base of the Intelli-Table is red with three legs that are blue, yellow and teal green. The play rings are colored white, yellow and teal green. The red knobs on the yellow ring and white ring can break off. The toy has a Fisher-Price logo on the blue removable top; and has the model number, 77148, and the words, "Mattel, Inc." and "China," molded into the bottom of the red base. Only models manufactured from September 25, 2000 through October 7, 2000 are being recalled. The recalled models have a date code from 269(0) through 281(0) molded into the underside of the blue, removable top.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for about $70.
Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 220-7137 anytime to order a free repair kit with replacement knobs. The repair kit consists of two replacement knobs with new screws. Consumers can also visit the Fisher- Price web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp to determine if their toy is recalled.
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