Fisher-Price, a unit of toymaker Mattel Inc, on Thursday said it will recall about 10 million toys and other items in the United States and Canada due to the potential for serious injuries.
The products, including Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway; Fisher-Price tricycle models; Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me high chairs; and various infant toys with inflatable balls, were recalled after some injuries, including lacerations and choking hazards, were reported.
In 2007, Mattel had a large-scale of toys contaminated with lead.
Johnson & Johnson has mounted a massive recall of faulty medicines this year, including 135 million bottles of 40 children's and infant products such as Children's Tylenol and Benadryl.
Another 10 million recalled toys demonstrates the growing epidemic of hazardous products lurking in people's homes across America, said Dan Verakis, founder and CEO of SafetyBook.org, which provides a recall-monitoring service to consumers.
Over 55 million products have now been recalled this year, including about 42 million that are a direct threat to children, he said.
The recalled Mattel toys and other items were sold at mass merchandise retailers in the United States and Canada from September 2001 through September 2010.
The list of products involved, model numbers and where they were sold can be found at Mattel's website: www.service.mattel.com.
Mattel could not be reached for a comment.