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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fisher-Price Recall Rationale: Toys Cause Genital Bleeding

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 8:30 AM

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Ouch!
The massive recall of Fisher-Price toys involves a condition no one would associate with fun and games: Genital bleeding.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 7 million "trikes and tough trikes," which have been on sale since 1997, are being recalled. The rationale: "A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding."

In retrospect, the location of the "disc-shaped or D-shaped pretend key," is highly suspect -- as is the need for a key when dealing with a tricycle. Millions of other toys are being recalled for less cringe-worthy reasons -- you can peruse the list here.

You can also view all of the trikes you really, really don't want your kids riding here.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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