June 19, 2003Fisher-Price Has Recalled Crib Mobile
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the
following information. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Crib Mobile Toys
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: If batteries used in the mobile leak, the caustic liquid can seep
out of the battery compartment, posing a risk of chemical burns to babies.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 30 reports of batteries
leaking from the toy's battery compartment, including six reports of minor
burn injuries to babies.
Description: These are Sparkling SymphonyTM Mobile crib toys that attach to
the crib side rail and play music and lights that are activated by remote
control. Four star and moon characters are suspended from the mobile, which
turns. The recalled toys have model number 71985 found on both the lower arm
of the mobile and the back of the remote control. The Fisher-Price logo
appears at the top of the upper arm, over the silver decoration. The
recalled mobiles were manufactured from October 1999 through November 2000.
A date code is located on the upper arm of the mobile and on the back of the
remote control. Consumers should contact Fisher Price with their date code
to determine if their mobile is part of the recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide sold these
mobiles between December 1999 and December 2001 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Firm providing free repair kits containing a seal for the battery
compartment, which will prevent battery leakage.
Consumer Contact: Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 357-9460 anytime or visit
www.service.mattel.com to determine if product is among the recalled models
and to order the free repair kit if needed.
Media Contact: Laurie Oravec at (716) 687-3395.