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August 23, 2000

Fisher-Price Recalls Get Up & Go Walkers (Push Toy)

Get Up & Go Walkers RecalledEast Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 246,000 Get Up & Go Walkers, which are push toys.

The Get Up & Go Walker is a three-sided push toy, which looks like a car, designed for children to support themselves as they are learning to stand and walk. Young children leaning forward on the front of the toys can tip them over and fall. Also, the windshield wipers on some of the toys, which stick out, can injure young children when they fall.

Fisher-Price has received 330 reports of children falling while using or near the product. A total of 132 children received injuries such as bumps, bruises, scratches and cuts.

The Get Up & Go Walker is white with blue sides. It has activities such as a rotating mirror/phone, toy windshield wiper and steering wheel with yellow horn. The back wheels of the walker can be locked into place to prevent rolling as babies learn to stand. The Fisher-Price logo is located on the outside of the toy between the headlight decorations. Models with a front bar for babies to grasp and/or a green windshield wiper are included in the recall. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if they have a recalled product.

Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these push-behind toys from July 1997 through August 2000 for about $30.

Consumers should stop children from using the toys immediately and call Fisher-Price for a free repair kit that will eliminate the front bar and windshield wiper.

For more information consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 343-1502 anytime. The product remedy is available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price website here for more information.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 23, 2000.

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