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Fisher Price Recall On Over 10M Toys

Toy manufacturer Fisher Price, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recently recalled more than 10 million children's toys, according to ABC News. The Fisher Price recall is due to the potential dangers of children falling onto certain parts of a toy that stick out and choking from small parts.

Recalled toys include tricycles and play places like the Fisher Price Trikes, Trough Trikes toddler tricycles, Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n' Play Rampway, and the Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground. CPSC chairwoman Inez Tanenbaum said toddlers and young children have fallen on the pegs that stick out. More than a few kids have been injured while seven children needed stitches.

As for the play place products, Fisher Price and the CPSC reported they were informed of 46 cases where a small piece came loose. The piece ended up inside a child's mouth in 14 of those cases, and three cases involved children choking on the piece. Both companies have also said the wheels of other small toy cars can come off and increase the risk of choking.

Cases similar to the Fisher Price recall may relate to issues of product liability. Product liability can involve a claim that a product manufacturer should be held liable for the personal injury of a victim who suffered from a defect in a product or from false representations made by the product manufacturer. If you have suffered from a defective or dangerous product, speak to a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and determine if any legal action can be made. The Related Resources also provide more information on product liability.

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