CPSC and Fisher-Price Announce Recall of 614,000 Infant Musical Toy Chair for Strangulation Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price of East Aurora, New York, have announced the recall of some 614,000 Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Musical Learning Chairs™ because a child can become stuck between the seatback and side table of the chair, possibly leading to becoming trapped by the neck. This can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and make certain it is not accessible to children.

The products were manufactured in China and sold at Discount department and toy stores nationwide from May 2005 through January 2006 for about $27.

To date, Fisher-Price has received three reports of young children getting their necks lodged between the seatback and the side table of the toy, including one report of a child receiving a welt on the neck.

The recalled Laugh & Learn Musical Learning Chair is a plastic infant toy that measures about 17 inches high. It plays music and teaches children numbers and letters. It also features a blue chair with four green plastic legs and a side table with a purple base and white top.
The table holds a clock, book, and a lamp. Smiley faces are displayed on the lamp and seat back. “Fisher-Price” is written on the front of the chair.

The packaging states that the toy is intended for children 12 months through 36 months of age. The model numbers are H4609, H7167 through H7173, H8157, H8998, and J0272 through J0275 can be found on the underside of the seat of the chair.

Consumers should remove the recalled product from a child’s access immediately and contact Fisher-Price to receive a free repair kit that contains a plastic piece that connects in between the seatback and side table, preventing the possibility of entrapment.

For more information, consumers can contact Fisher-Price at (866) 552-3914 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.fisher-price.com. 

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