YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — AAFES stores have removed potentially dangerous Fisher-Price tricycles, high chairs and other recently recalled items from its stores, Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp, a spokesman for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Pacific headquarters, said Friday.
The New York-based children’s products manufacturer, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., announced the recall after safety concerns arose due to injuries connected with the items.
About 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles were recalled, along with more than 1 million Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission announcement.
The trikes have a plastic ignition key near the seat that could injure children – including causing genital bleeding – should they fall or sit on them, according to the commission. The high chairs were recalled because children could fall on storage pegs on the backs of the chair legs and suffer cuts and other injuries.
Other Fisher-Price recalls included more than 2.8 million Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground toys, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade toys, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall toys, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium toys, 1-2-3 Tetherball toys and Bat & Score Goal toys.
The commission said air valves on the toys can come off and pose a choking hazard.
Also posing a choking hazard are about 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toys, whose wheels can come off.
To find out if a particular item or model is included in the recall, go to http://service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp.