Toys: May 2011 Archives
9,000 Disney Princess Plastic Trikes have been recalled in the U.S. and 700 recalled in Canada by Kiddieland Toys, Ltd. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Yes, they were manufactured in
The major hazard to a child who plays with these toys is the plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on the handle bar.
CPSC and Kiddieland received three reports thus far of children suffering facial lacerations. The Disney Princess Trikes were sold at Target, JC Penney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide and on the web at www.target.com from January 2009 through April 2011 for approximately $50.
The trikes are pink and fuchsia with a purple seat and wheels. On top of the handlebar is a rotating castle display surrounded by three princess figures. "Disney Princess" is printed on the label just below the handlebar. A photo of the Disney Princess Trikes which are being recalled can be viewed at:
Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display by calling 1(800) 430-5307 anytime, or visiting the firm's website at www.kiddieland.com.hk
Childsafetyblog.org is always fascinated by the fact that some basically unsafe toys slip under the wire of consumer protection and get on the market in the first place! Whoever thought this one up should have taken a spin on the trike themselves first!