Fisher-Price recalls 155,000 toys for choking risk
Mattel's preschool division says small parts on its Laugh & Learn Kitchen toys can detach; one child reported to have choked on a small piece from the toy.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday a recall of 155,000 of its Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen toys because of small parts that pose a choking risk for small children.
The CPSC said the pieces of the faucet or the clock hands on the toys can detach and be swallowed by young kids.
The agency said there have been 48 reports of these small parts separating from the toys, including two reports of children gagging on pieces, including one report of a child who started choking on a piece and one report of a child who choked on a piece.
The recall involves a play kitchen learning toy with a pretend refrigerator, range and sink. The product's item number L5067 is stamped in several locations on the toy and printed on the product's packaging above the UPC.
Fisher-Price, a division of No. 1 toymaker Mattel (Charts, Fortune 500), said the toys, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at various retail and toy specialty stores nationwide from May through October, priced at about $70.
The CPSC advised that consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair kit.
For additional information, consumers can also contact Fisher-Price at 888- 812-7187 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com.