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Saturday, August 06, 2011

What I think: Not that you care.

Here's an email that I got from Fisher Price:

Voluntary Recall Information
Dear Fisher-Price Parents & Grandparents,

As a valued member of our email program, we’re contacting you directly with important information you may need to know. We’re voluntarily recalling the Little People® Builders Load ’n Go Wagon, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. We need to modify the wagon’s handle because children may be injured if they fall on it.

The affected wagon has a yellow handle and a Little People Builders decal on the side. You’ll find the product number – P8977 – on the underside of the wagon.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Because of our ongoing commitment to listening to consumer feedback and evaluating all of our products, we determined this corrective action was necessary.

If you have this product in your home, please stop using it and go to for assistance from our Consumer Relations Team and detailed information about how to order a free repair kit, or call Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., E.T.

We’re committed to working hard to earn your continued support.


Your friends at Fisher-Price

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Now, the part I particularly feel drawn to comment on: "because children may be injured if they fall on it." Really? You recall it because of that?
Gage has a rake designed for kid-use. I can assure you, we'd all get injured if we fell on it.
I commend Fisher Price in general for making toys that are attractive to kids: the annoying bright colors, brigt lights, blaring songs/sounds/noise that they make... And I commend their commitment to child safety.
I just happen to think that at times, things like product recalls because kids can fall on the item and that may hurt...well, I think it's kind of silly. Kids are going to fall.

The number one thing that's marketed to children & hurts like hell when you fall on them, step on them, swallow them, or are unfortunate enough to have thrown at you:

To the best of my knowledge, those little f*ckers haven't been recalled.

I'm just sayin'....



At 11:31 AM , Blogger mpotter said...

when i was reading your email, i thought the same thing..... and now thru the rest of the post, i see you agree.

that's the kid-version of mcdonald's having to put "caution: contents are hot" on their coffee because of the woman who sued.

ay ay ay!

At 10:47 AM , Blogger Just Jiff said...

Wow. That recall is kind of ridiculous. I'd love to hear the story from the parent complaint.

Some things are just ridiculous.

At 5:18 PM , Blogger Kate said...

Oh my. Should I just dress my boy in bubble wrap? There's being responsible and then there's just please get a grip.


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