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What to do if your child's toy is recalled

By Jennie Bragg, CNN producer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price announced the recall of over 10 million children's products and toys on Thursday.

This type of recall is frightening, especially if you are a parent scouring your home for items on the list.

So, what should you do if you own one of the recalled products? And where can you find out about future recalls?

So, my child's toy has been recalled ...

If your child owns one of the Fisher-Price toys that has been recalled, or any other toy that is on the recall list, stop using the product and find out what the company is doing to remedy the situation.

Seven million tricycles were recalled by Fisher-Price because of a protruding key part. "The recommendation from the Consumer Product Safety Commission is take this product away from children and contact Fisher Price," says Don Mays, Director of Product Safety for Consumer's Union. "Fisher Price will supply a new key that is less hazardous."

Other recalls include an infant activity center and rampway toy cars. Both toys are meant for young children and include parts that can detach and pose a choking hazard.

"The best way to test the choking hazard of any toy, or any product you have in your home, is to use a tube of toilet paper," explains Don Mays. "If the product actually falls through that tube, it has the potential of choking a child ages 3 or less."

Where can I find out about recalls?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of products that we buy every day.

If you are worried that something you own has been recalled, head to http://www.cpsc.gov.

The CPSC site allows you to search over 4,500 product recalls and recall alerts.

If your product has been recalled, stop using it and follow the specific guidance on the CSPC's recall page.

The recall announcement will also provide a toll-free number for the manufacturer of the product.

"The CPSC is doing the right thing to announce these recalls, to get that information out to consumers so kids don't get hurt," says Mays. "There is increased scrutiny. There are new laws to make sure that toys are tested and meet safety standards before they come to the market."

To file a complaint about an unsafe product or report an injury, fill out the form on the CSPC website or call 1-800-638-2772.

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