Inflatable ball Fisher-Price recall

Inflatable balls used with Fisher-Price products recalled

On September 30, 2010 the Inflatable Balls sold with various Fisher-Price products have been declared a Joint Recall with Fisher-Price Canada, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This is a list of the inflatable balls that were sold with certain Fisher-Price products:

  • Baby PlayzoneTM Crawl & Cruise PlaygroundTM Model 73408. The Playzone has three play modes for crawling, pulling up and cruising, and walking in and out. For ages six months and up. Time period sold is July 2001 to October 2003.
  • Baby PlayzoneTM Crawl & Slide ArcadeTM Model B2408. The Baby arcade converts to baby's first slide. For ages nine months and up. Time period sold is April 2003 to January 2004.
  • Ocean WondersTM Kick & Crawl Aquarium Model C3068. This soft gym features two toy bars and converts to a crawl-through play space. For birth and up. These units were sold October 2003 to September 2005.
  • Ocean WondersTM Kick & Crawl Aquarium Model H8094. This soft gym features two toy bars and converts to a crawl-through play space. For ages birth and up. This was sold June 2005 to March 2008.
  • Baby GymtasticsTM Play Wall Model H5704. This is a play wall with activities. For ages six to 36 months. Time period sold is April 2005 to January 2007.
  • Bat & Score Goal Model K0476. This is a baby goal with detachable ball. For ages six months and up. Sold from May 2006 to July 2008.
  • 1-2-3 Tetherball Model J0327. This is a big inflatable ball with light up base. For ages six months and up. Sold between September 2005 and March 2008.

Only the Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquariums and 1-2-3 Tetherball products manufactured before 2008 are included in this recall. To check the manufacturing date for the Kick & Crawl Aquarium look on the back of the fabric tag on the quilt. The manufacturing date for the 1-2-3 TetherballTM is found on the bottom of the base. If the fourth digit of the six-digit date code is a '7' or less, then the product is included in the recall.

What is the danger?

The valve on the inflatable ball can come off, resulting in a young child choking after swallowing the valve.

Fisher-Price and the US CPSC have received eight reports of the valve coming off inflatable balls in Canada and 46 similar reports in the United States. The reports include 14 incidents of the valve being found in a child's mouth and three reports of a child choking on the valve. There have been no reported injuries.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

What do I do?

You need to remove the inflatable ball from affected product and keep away from children. You may contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit. Do not throw the inflatable ball away before contacting Fisher-Price.

For more information, you may contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437 between 9AM and 6PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the Fisher-Price website.

How many of these where sold and where?

Canada had sales of Approximately 125,000 of the recalled products.In the United States, approximately 2,800,000 of the recalled products were distributed to stores.

The recalled products were sold between July 2001 and July 2008 in Canada and the United States. You need to check the product information description above for the exact time period during which each product was sold.

The recalled products were manufactured in Mexico and China. the importer is Fisher-Price Canada of Mississauga, Ontario