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CONSUMER ALERT: Choking Hazard Cited In Latest Recall

(AP) – Mattel has recalled more than 172,000 Fisher-Price kitchen toys in the United States and Europe because several children choked and gagged on small, detachable parts.

The company has received 48 reports of small parts separating from these toys, which feature a sink, a refrigerator and a range.

One child choked on a detached piece and needed the Heimlich maneuver performed to remove the part. One child started to choke, and two children had pieces in their mouths and gagged.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves 155,000 toys sold in the United States. It also includes about 17,000 items distributed overseas.

The Mexican-made toys were sold between May and October.

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For more details on the recall, click here.

KESQ News Team


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