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800K Baby Seats Recalled Due to Mold

16 infants treated for illness related to Fisher-Price product

(Newser) - Fisher-Price has issued a recall for more than 800,000 of its Rock N' Play Infant Sleepers due to a rather icky problem. The baby seat is prone to develop mold underneath its removable cloth cushion if the seat remains wet or goes uncleaned, reports the AP . So far, 600... More »

Fisher-Price Recalls 7M Trikes Over Genital Bleeding Risk

Fisher-Price also recalling more than 3 million other toys

(Newser) - Fisher-Price is staging the biggest recall of the year, recalling more than 10 million toys due to safety concerns. The more than 7 million tricycles being recalled have a plastic ignition key that sticks out and can cause genital bleeding, the AP reports . The company is also recalling more... More »

Requiem for the View-Master

(Newser) - Fisher-Price isn’t stopping production on its 3-D viewer, the View-Master, but it will no longer produce the huge catalog of picture-wheels that have delighted and enlightened generations of Americans, laments the Economist. The company will publish just a small number of children’s reels for the device that gave... More »

Amazon Fights 'Wrap Rage' With Less Packaging

Less bubbly stuff, fewer twisties better for impatient consumers, planet

(Newser) - has heard the exasperated sighs of customers digging through yards of bubble wrap and undoing twist tie upon twist tie to find that one tiny memory card. The online retailer today introduced “Frustration-Free Packaging,” by which it aims to make its shipping friendlier to both recipient... More »

She Coos, Giggles, and Promotes Islam

Fuming parents say Mommy doll utters 'Islam is the light'

(Newser) - Mattel’s Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo doll comes complete with a rattle, pacifier, bottle, and Islamic propaganda—or so say some angry parents. Customers are barraging the toymaker with complaints that the doll says “Islam is the light," the Daily Telegraph reports. Noting “the... More »

Chinese Toy Exec Commits Suicide After Recall

China banned exports from the company

(Newser) - The head of a Chinese company that made a million of the lead-tainted toys recalled by Mattel last month hanged himself in his warehouse this weekend. Zhang Shuhong's  suicide followed the announcement Thursday that China banned exports from his company because of the defects. Colleagues reported that Zhang had been... More »

Mattel Recalls 1.5M Toys Made in China

Lead-tainted paint the culprit in Sesame Street, Nick items

(Newser) - Mattel is recalling some 1.5 million Chinese-made toys found to have "excessive levels" of lead in their paint. The Elmo's Guitar, Ernie Splashin' Fun Trike and 81 other  types of toys, mostly Nickelodean and Sesame Street products, were marketed under Mattel's Fisher-Price brand and cost between $5 and... More »

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