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Fisher-Price Recalling Big Action Construction Toys

Recalled model number 72028

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 267,000 Big Action Construction toys.

The Big Action Construction toy is a large plastic construction set that features a rotating crane that sits on top of a construction site. The crane has a bucket that is attached by a 25-inch strap. The bucket can be raised and lowered by using a turning crank on the crane. Children can wrap the 25-inch strap around their necks, posing a strangulation hazard.

Fisher-Price has received 16 reports of children wrapping the strap around their necks. Seven children suffered minor injuries.

The recalled Big Action Construction toys are model number 72028. The model number is on the underside of the toy. The toy has a brown base with a yellow and silver crane and a blue drawbridge. "Fisher-Price" is written on the crane. The toy has two construction vehicles and a number of boulders. Only models with a 25-inch strap attached to the crane are being recalled.

Big Action ToyToy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold the Big Action Construction toys nationwide from January 1997 through June 2000 for about $60.

Consumers should cut the 25-inch strap off of the toy immediately and throw the strap away. Fisher-Price will provide a free replacement crane boom and bucket with a 12-inch strap so that children cannot wrap it around their necks.

To participate in the recall, or for more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 821-0077 anytime. The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price Customer Service page at www.fisher-price.com/us/help/default.asp#safety for more information (product recall information is under "Step 3").

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Sky Dancer Flying Dolls Recalled After 150 Injuries

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2000 - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Galoob Toys Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 8.9 million Sky Dancers flying dolls. Galoob was purchased by Hasbro in 1998. The hard plastic Sky Dancers dolls can fly rapidly in unpredictable directions, and can hit and injure both children and adults.

Sky Dancer Flying Dolls Recalled After 150 InjuriesGaloob has received 170 reports of the dolls striking children and adults resulting in 150 reports of injuries. They include eye injuries, including scratched corneas and incidents of temporary blindness, broken teeth, a mild concussion, a broken rib, and facial lacerations that required stitches.

Mass merchandise and toy stores nationwide sold the dolls from November 1994 through June 2000 for between $8 to $25.

The recalled Sky Dancers dolls were sold in many different styles, including Pretty Lights Sky Dancers, Mini-Sky Dancers and Fairy Flyers.

The princess/ballerina-type dolls have hair pulled up into a pony tail and have stiff foam wing-covered arms that propel the doll when it is launched.

The launchers, sold in many shapes including dolphins, flowers, moon, ponies, and sun and rainbow, have a molded plastic base and a pull-cord. The launchers were sold in both hand-held and table-top versions.

The doll is inserted into the top of the launcher feet-first, and the pull-cord is pulled to launch the doll. The packaging is labeled "Sky Dancers", "galoob", "MADE IN CHINA", "Ages 5 and Up Only" and "Not for children under 3 years".

Consumers should stop using these flying dolls immediately and call Galoob for instructions on how to return the toy sets to receive a product of equal value. For more information, consumers should call Galoob toll-free at (877) 598-5599 anytime, or go to the firm's web site.


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Fisher-Price recalling Hop, Skip, Jumpers

Model numbers 9144 and 9146 are being recalled

Fisher-Price voluntarily recalled Hop, Skip, Jump activity seats. The spring that suspends the jumper seat from the doorway can break. Babies can fall and ...

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 882,000 Hop, Skip, Jump actiity seats.

The Hop, Skip, Jumper is an activity seat for babies to sit in while suspended from a doorway. There is a spring attached to a suspension strap, allowing babies to use their feet to bounce up and down, while being supported by the seat. The spring that suspends the jumper seat from the doorway can break. Babies can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

Fisher-Price has received 80 reports of the springs breaking. Twenty babies have been injured. The injuries include nine lacerations to heads, five of which required stitches or staples, a dislocated tailbone, a black eye and bumps, bruises and scrapes.

Only model numbers 9144 and 9146 are being recalled. The model number is molded into the underside of the plastic tray attached to the soft seat. The jumper is red and blue, or all blue, with a bright yellow propeller decoration on the front of the seat. "Fisher-Price" is written on the front of the tray. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if they have a recalled jumper.

Hop, Skip, JumpThe Hop, Skip, Jumpers were sold by mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount stores from January 1987 through January 1994 for about $25.

Consumers should stop using the jumpers immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free repair kit with a new, suspension strap to support the jumper seat if the spring breaks. The repair can be done quickly and easily in the home.

To participate in the recall, or for more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 821-0077 anytime. The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price Customer Service page at www.fisher-price.com/us/help/default.asp#safety for more information (product recall information is under "Step 3").

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Graco Tot Wheels Instant Walkers Recalled

Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling about 31,000 Tot Wheels Entertainer Activity Center infant walkers for repair. The walkers can collapse unexpe...

WASHINGTON -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc.is recalling about 31,000 Tot Wheels Entertainer Activity Center infant walkers for repair. The walkers can collapse unexpectedly during use and injure infants.

Graco Tot WheelsGraco has received 27 reports of walkers collapsing. Injuries to infants have included a cut toe, a bump on the head, a sprained foot, and scrapes and bruises to legs and feet.

The recalled Tot Wheels Entertainer Activity Center infant walkers, with "bouncing action" and five-position height adjustment, have model numbers 4032LN or 4032BLA, located underneath the front of the walker's tray. The walker has a removable, green play tray with 12 activities, including a steering wheel, ball spinner and flashing lights. The multicolor walker has an animal-print fabric seat. "Graco Lights & Sounds" is written on a label on the walker tray. "Tot Wheels Entertainer Activity Center with Bounce" is written on a label on the walker's base.

Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount department stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, sold the walkers from September 1999 through February 2000 for about $50.

Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately, and call Graco for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement tray, at (800) 345-4109 anytime. Consumers also can visit the Graco web site or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.

Similar Graco products also have green play trays and print seats. Only walkers with model number 4032LN and 4032BLA are part of this recall.

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