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Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Toys with Inflatable Balls Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 products: Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™ , Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat & Score Goal™

Units: About 2.8 million in the U.S. and about 125,000 in Canada

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the U.S. and eight reports in Canada. These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child's mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the products listed below:

All of the Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™, C3068 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl Aquarium, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Bat & Score Goal™ are included in this recall. Only H8094 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium and J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball™ manufactured before 2008 are included in this recall.

The date code for the H8094 Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium is located on the back side of the fabric tag on the quilt. The date code for the J0327 1-2-3 Tetherball™ is located on the bottom of the base. If the fourth digit of the six-digit date code is, 7 or less, the product is included in the recall. No other Fisher-Price products with inflatable balls are included in this recall.

Manufactured in: Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™ and Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall were made in Mexico. The Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball™ and Bat & Score Goal™ were made in China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep away from children. Do not discard the inflatable ball. Contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1178

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.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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