The Fisher-Price recall has reached Ireland where more than 3,000 toys and highchairs are being withdrawn because of the danger they pose to children.
On Thursday the giant global toy firm announced it was recalling more than 10 million children’s toys due to safety concerns in the USA. In Ireland the toy firm declared a product safety alert on highchairs and infant toys which with inflatable balls.
The highchairs are being recalled because children can fall on or against the tray storage pegs on the rear legs of the highchair, resulting in injury. The toys with inflatable balls are being recalled because the valve of the inflatable ball can come off, posing a choking hazard.
About 801 of the highchairs were sold by major retailers between September 2001 and September 2010. About 1,390 products with the potentially hazardous inflatable balls were sold in Ireland between July 2001 and July 2008.
The National Consumer Agency (NCA) in Ireland is advising parents to stop using Fisher-Price products if they are worried and to contact the company’s British-based helpline.
A Fisher-Price spokesperson said they wanted to reassure parents that their products were "overwhelmingly safe", pointing out that they operated in a highly regulated industry and tested their products at many stages during development.