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Toy Wagon Recall: Fisher-Price toys Can Cut Little Hands

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By Admin on July 29, 2011 9:43 AM

A new Fisher-Price recall has been issued for some of the toymaker's toy wagons. The recall is for the small "Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagon" toy, sold in the U.S. and in Canada.

About seven children have been injured because of the toy wagon, which has a handle on it that might result in lacerations or cuts if a child falls on it due to a molded-in reinforcement.

Five of the seven children had to have stitches, or had cuts that required surgical glue, reports ClickOnDetroit.

The product in question has the model number P8977, which is a red wagon with a yellow handle, multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figurine. Wagons with a green handle are not included in the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The toys have been in circulation since June 2009. Consumers are advised to stop use of the products immediately, and to make sure that children are not using it in the time being.

About 208,000 of the toy wagons were sold in the United States, with about 2,800 in Canada.

Fisher-Price is offering a repair kit to fix the dangerous part of the wagon if the consumer purchased the toy between June 2009 and July 2011.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is also soliciting for other injury reports concerning the wagon, or reports of other hazards encountered when using the toy. To contact the CPSC, visit their website at SaferProducts.gov.

Consumers who have questions about the Fisher-Price recall or who would like a repair kit should call (800) 432-5437 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. More information on the toy wagon recall can also be found on Fisher-Price's website at service.mattel.com.

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