(video) Fisher Price Toy Recall- Is It An Overreaction?

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced this morning a recall on over 10 million Fisher Price toys and high chairs.  But is this recall an overreaction? Some make sense, like the ones that pose choking hazards but what about the high chair?

This is certainly the wrong time for a recall.  Most stores rely on the Christmas season for yearly profits. Are people going to be disappointed and buy from other companies and skip over Fisher Price?

According to Consumer Reports the recall involves four products. Four products?  Yes.  Sounds like a lot less of a scare then when they say 10 million toys are being recalled.

What are the recall items?

A high chair, a toddler trike, a clear blow-up ball and a Little People car.

Potential injuries from the trike are understandable.  Same with the choking possibilities from the blow-up ball and Little People car.  But what about the high chair?

If you watch the video it shows a tiny bolt sticking out the back of the high chair.  If something this small is causing injury it should be fixed. But should it be recalled? Children can get injured on the corner of a Lego too.

Regardless, here is the list of recalls:

About 7 million Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles.

About 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs.

About 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway.

About 2.8 million Baby Playzoneâ„¢ Crawl & Cruise Playgroundâ„¢, Baby Playzoneâ„¢ Crawl & Slide Arcadeâ„¢ , Baby Gymtasticsâ„¢ Play Wall, Ocean Wondersâ„¢ Kick & Crawlâ„¢ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherballâ„¢, Bat & Score Goalâ„¢.

For additional recall information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.  Consumers should stop using the recalled products and return them for a full or partial refund.

What do you think? Is it an overreaction? Should the high chairs or trikes be recalled?

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