This recall process may not hurt Mattel, but these toys have wounded 14 children, including injuries that needed stitches.
One of the main issues was the “ignition key” on the tricycle which stuck out. Fisher Price has now redesigned it to have a flat key – to avoid any further harm.
Other products such as inflatable balls, high chairs and rampway wheelies, were recalled due to chocking hazard.
“Because they’re parents too”, Fisher Price apologized to all consumers and have replacements for all your products.
For a complete list of recalled products, please visit: www.service.mattel.com
Let’s take this opportunity to take a look at what we should be looking out for when building a child’s toy box.
Especially for kids aged 0 to 3 years, parents should be paying attention to which toys their children interact best with. Let your kids teach you what they relate to, what engages them, and you will be better suited to know what to buy them. It is then the parent’s role to make sure they are recommended and safe.
Toys are the ideal learning tool; they allow your child to learn problem solving skills through play. The more the brain is activated, the better.
This is why offering variety in their toys will encourage them to see for themselves what excites them. You don’t know what they will use to learn, so let them show you!
Here are a few recommendations for all age groups:
LEAP FROG’S LEAP AND GROOVE (6M +) – Toddlers love this musical table, and what a learning toy! Watch your child dance along, as he remains fascinated by it for years. All time bestseller.
MINI DOLL STROLLER (4 yrs +) – They’ve hit hollywood by storm, now let your little girl have the newest accessory. This mommy role playing toy is serious fun.
LIV DOLLS (4 yrs +) - Barbie’s rival is taking trendy to another level. Little girls can change her hair and take LIV’s doggie for a walk. Now thats added value.
TOY STORY’S BUZZ LIGHTYEAR (6yrs +) – To infinity and beyond! Not only does the new Buzz Lightyear action figure have plenty to say, he also turns into a Space Ranger. Special features? He’s only special features. Try him out!
RUBIK’S SLIDE (8 yrs +) - A child’s version of the rubik’s cube, the Slide is all about helping your kid with problem solving. Caution: Mommy and Daddy might want to play too.
ANIMAL PLANET’S WILD EYES SNAKE (8 yrs +) - Your child gets to learn about all these fun animals’ origins. These safe plush toy animals make the sounds of where they come from.
What are some of your favorites? We would love your feedback!
Safety tips: toyassociation.org
Celebrity Baby news: celebritybabies.people.com