Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons Due To Laceration Hazard
Fisher-Price has recalled over 210,000 of their Little People® Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons. Around 208,000 toys in the United States and 2,800 in Canada are involved in this issue which revolves around the handle. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement which adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. Unfortunately this design poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on top of it.
So far, CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including five reports of children requiring surgical glue or stitches.
Fisher Price’s Little People® Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon model number P8977 is red with a yellow handle and includes multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figure. The model number is located on the bottom of the wagon. “Little People® Builders” is found on a label on the side of the wagon and “Fisher Price” is embossed on the handle. Wagons with green handles are not included in this recall.
The toys were sold between June 2009 through July 2011 for about $25. If you own one of these toys, please contact Fisher-Price for instructions on how to obtain a free repair kit. You can reach them toll-free at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com.