Mattel pulls another toy from storesToy poses choking hazard to children
07 November 2007
Toy manufacturer Mattel has pulled another toy from stores because it could pose a choking hazard to young children.
Small parts can come off the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 2-in-1 Learning Kitchen, the firm warned.
In the US, four children reportedly started gagging or choking on the loose pieces.
There have been no reported injuries caused by the toy in the UK, the firm said.
The announcement is the latest in a string of product recalls by Mattel, the world's largest toy manufacturer.
Around 7,000 of the Learning Kitchen products in the UK and Ireland are affected by the safety recall.
An estimated 2,500 have been sold and the rest are being cleared from shop shelves for repair by Mattel.
In the US, the firm has recalled around 155,000 of the toys following 48 reports of small parts coming off them.
The Learning Kitchen toys were sold in the UK from 1 July this year priced at around £65.
Mattel said customers with the affected product would be sent a free repair kit.
‘We can send the customer a repair kit and the customer can fit it quite simply. The items on sale in stores will be pulled and repaired in Mattel's warehouses,’ a spokeswoman for the firm said.
Mattel last month recalled more than 55,000 toys globally due to concerns about high lead levels in paint.
Its biggest recall announcement came in August, when 18.2 million Chinese-made toys were pulled worldwide due to safety fears.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 2-in-1 Learning Kitchens with the product item number L5987 which were made in Mexico are affected by today's recall.
To receive a repair kit ring Fisher Price on 0808-234 8437.
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