Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Little People Play 'n Go Campsite(TM)
Units: About 14,000 in Canada and 96,000 in the United States
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the playset can break at the waist, exposing small parts which pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported. The firm has received eight reports (one in Canada) of the Sonya Lee figure breaking.
Description: This recall involves the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite. The six piece plastic playset includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number R6935 is printed on the toy's packaging. The name Sonya Lee is printed on the underside of the figure. Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the neck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite are not affected.
Sold at: Major retailers including mass merchandisers, discount stores, department stores and toy stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as by online retailers from October 2009 through August 2010 for about $20 CDN ($15 U.S.).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the Campsite's Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure's return in exchange for a free replacement figure.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
Health Canada reminds consumers to choose toys carefully and provides tips to help keep children safe when they play with toys at the following link: Toy Safety Tips (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/toy_safe-jouet_secur-eng.php).
Health Canada is also asking Canadians to report any health or safety incidents, past or present, related to the use of a consumer product or cosmetic. An easy-to-use incident report form is now available on the Department's website at: http://www.healthcanada.gc.ca/reportaproduct.
Consumers may also contact Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Bureau by phone toll-free at 1-866-662-0666, or by email at email@example.com (if contacting via e-mail, please indicate the province or territory from which you are corresponding).
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SOURCE FISHER-PRICE CANADA, INC.
For further information: For further information: Media Enquiries: Health Canada, (613) 957-2983; Public Enquiries: (613) 957-2991, 1-866 225-0709