Toy maker Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million children’s items, including tricycles, high chairs and toy cars, because of safety problems. The recall covers four separate kinds of products: Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles; Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway toy cars; Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me high chairs; and several toys containing inflatable balls.
According to the LA Times, it’s the biggest toy recall of the year and another blow to Mattel, which recalled 21 million toys in 2007 because they contained an excessive amount of lead in their paint or had small magnets that could be harmful if swallowed. The recall is also bad timing as the world’s No. 1 toy maker heads into the holiday season, the most important time of the year for toy makers.