Recall: Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon

Fisher-Price, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of the Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon due to a laceration hazard.

The wagon’s handle has a molded-in reinforcement, which adds stiffness and if a child falls on it, it can cause lacerations. CPSC advises consumers to take the recalled toy away from children and contact Fisher-Price for information on how to get a free repair kit.

The recalled wagons have the model number P8977 that can be found on the bottom of the product. The wagons are red with a yellow handle, and include multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figure. Approximately 208,000 of the wagons were sold in the U.S. and in Canada between June 2009 and July 2011 for around $25.

CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including five reports of children requiring surgical glue or stitches. Consumers with incident or injuries reports are asked to contact the CPSC by visiting SaferProducts.gov.

Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 11 Million Toys and Baby Gear

Fisher-Price, in cooperation with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled more than 11 million toys and baby products that were sold in the United States and Canada.

The company is recalling 14 models of the Fisher-Price Trike and Tough Trike toddler tricycles (approximately 7 million units in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada), which can cause serious injury including genital bleeding when a child sits or falls on the pretend plastic ignition key. According to the CPSC, there have been 10 injuries reported.

Also recalled are seven models of infant activity centers with inflatable balls, a total of 2.8 million units in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada. The models have been deemed a choking hazard as the valves of the inflatable balls can come off. The CPSC was notified of 46 incidents in which the valves had come off, including 14 that were found in children’s mouths.

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Classic Media Names Licensees for Guess with Jess

Classic Media announced preschool toy manufacturer Fisher-Price, home entertainment distributor Nelvana Enterprises’ Treehouse Presents, and The Licensing Shop, Inc. as anchors of the consumer products program for its new CGI-animated preschool television series, Guess with Jess.

Master toy partner Fisher-Price will debut the Guess with Jess line in Canada in fall 2011, Treehouse Presents will distribute Guess with Jess on DVD, and The Licensing Shop has been named licensing representative to oversee the brand in Canada.

CPSC Recalls 96,000 Fisher-Price Toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Fisher-Price, have issued a voluntary recall of approximately 96,000 Fisher-Price Little People Play ‘n Go Campsite toys. The toys were sold at major retailers in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, and by online retailers, from October 2009 through August 2010.

Although no injuries have been reported, the plastic Sonya Lee figure in the playset can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. The CPSC has received eight reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products immediately, and to take the Campsite’s Sonya Lee figure away from children. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437 to arrange for the figure’s return in exchange for a free replacement. For more information, click here.

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Photo: Donny Osmond on the Set of Dance Star Mickey Commercial

Entertainment Tonight is on hand as Donny Osmond offers a behind-the-scenes look at Dance Star Mickey from Fisher-Price and Disney. Osmond is shown taking a break during the commercial shoot that features the pair at their dancing best.”

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Toy Story 3 Invades Toy Fair NY

Another hot property at Toy Fair New York was Toy Story 3. According to Disney-Pixar, Toy Story is the largest toy licensing property of 2010. More than 250 new toys based on Toy Story, from companies such as Thinkway Toys, LEGO, Hasbro, and JAKKS Pacific, will release this summer and into Holiday 2010.

The new Toy Story 3 toy line includes action figures, dolls, roleplay, games, playsets, construction sets, vehicles, talking plush, and robots, many of which will feature new characters such as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear.

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Fisher-Price-Branded Cribs Part of Largest Crib Recall in U.S. History

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Nearly 150,000 of the Stork Craft cribs that were recalled today carry the Fisher-Price logo. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million of Stork Craft’s drop-side cribs, making it the largest crib recall in U.S. history. Most of the recalled cribs were distributed in the U.S., approximately 1,213,000 units, with approximately 968,000 units distributed in Canada.

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