Fisher-Price has announced a voluntary recall of their Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricylces. The popular trikes, which encourage a toddler’s motor skills, are being recalled due to serious injury concerns mainly to little girls.
About 7 million Trikes and Tough Trikes have been recalled due to risk of serious injury after 10 injuries were reported. 6 injuries required medical attention. The injuries were to little girls between the ages of 2 and 3 due to them falling on the plastic pretend key that is sticking up out of the trike. Some of the children also experienced genital bleeding from their falls. The recall includes trikes with a plastic disc shaped or D shaped pretend key. The key is located about 3 inches from the seat. Model numbers of the recalled toys are J72633, 72639, 72642, 72643, 72644, 72792, B8775, B8776, K6672, K6673, M5727, N6021, T6209, V4270. These models include some featuring popular characters such as Barbie, Dora, and Diego. Model numbers can be found under the seats in the storage compartments. Models that include flattened D shaped keys are not included in this recall. Models with numbers higher than 1670Q2 are aslo not included in this recall. The trikes are intended for ages 2-5. The models that are being recalled were manufactured between January 1997 and September 2010. The trikes were sold in Raleigh area Target, Walmart, and ToysRus stores for about $25.Parents can contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday-Friday to obtain a free replacement key. Parents can also visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com for more information.