TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Fisher-Price, Inc., has agreed to cooperate with
the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in effecting a
withdrawal of the Rainforest(TM) Portable Play Yards manufactured by
Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. from the hands of consumers. In Canada, this
represents approximately 1000 units (Model No. 5310RNFC).
The Rainforest(TM) play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet,
changing table and mobile features. The products have a Rainforest(TM)
patterned fabric, Rainforest themed artwork and bear the "Fisher-Price" logo.
Fisher-Price did not manufacture or sell the Rainforest Playards but permitted
Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc. to use its Rainforest artwork and trademark.
Some of the Simplicity, Inc. model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC and
5310RNFW. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs
underneath the play yard. One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing
a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.
There have been numerous reports of children receiving bumps and bruises
when the side rail collapsed. There were five reports of injuries which
included a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand
which required stitches, and a chipped tooth. There have been 33 incidents
reported in Canada.
The affected Rainforest(TM) Portable Play Yards were sold at retailers
nationwide and specialty children's stores from January 2007 through January
2009 for approximately $170 CDN.
Consumers should stop using the play yards immediately. Although it did
not manufacture or sell the play yards, Fisher-Price has voluntarily agreed to
assist consumers who own the Rainforest(TM) play yards. Consumers who own one
of the Rainforest(TM) play yards should contact Fisher-Price to obtain
assistance to replace their play yards.
For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437
anytime or visit the Web site at http://www.service.mattel.com
About Fisher-Price Canada
Fisher-Price Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario, is a division of
Mattel Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc and an affiliate of
Fisher-Price, Inc., the leading brand of infant and preschool toys in the
world. Now celebrating 75 years of excellence in children's products, the
Fisher-Price brand includes some of the most popular and widely recognized
character brands - from Blue's Clues(TM), Dora the Explorer(TM) and Sesame
Street(R) to Disney and Winnie the Pooh. Some of the Company's most popular
"classic" toy lines include Little People(R), Power Wheels(R), View-Master(R)
and Rescue Heroes(R). The Company also develops and markets an extensive line
of babygear such as nursery monitors, bouncers and swings that help families
get the best possible start in life. Fisher-Price is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Mattel, Inc. The Company's Web site can be found at www.fisher-price.com.
For further information:
For further information: Kate Hanna, GCI Group, (416) 486-5907,