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Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 10 Million Kid Products

Fisher Price is pulling nearly 11 million products after reports of children getting hurt.

This is the biggest recall nationwide in two years.

Yet according to the Chairman of the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, many problems come when parents already own the recalled products.

"If these toys are in your home, parents should not allow their children to continue to play with them," says Inez M. Tenebaum, Chairman of the CPSC.

Toys like 7 million of the Fisher Price toddler tricycles. the CPSC is worried about a plastic key near the seat of the bike. If a little one falls or sits on the key, they could get hurt.

Also, about 3 million baby play areas are being removed because of the tiny balls that a baby could choke on. 

However, toys aren't the only things being recalled. Another problem are various high chairs. So far, 14 children were reportedly cut on the legs of the chair. 7 of them even needed stitches. 

Some parents Newschannel 6 spoke to aren't worried about the recall. They say they will still buy from the company.

"I wouldn't say that they are a dangerous company, they've been in business for a very long time and you are going to have issues like this come up," says Anthony Kienlen, a parent of 2 kids.

National companies have strict policies in place specifically when these issues come up. Newschannel six spoke to Walmart Shift Manager Randy Deaver who says that recall notices are posted in 3 places. On the shelf where the toy would be stocked, at the front of the store, and in the back.

Senior Target Team Leader Debbie Wimberley told us they post notices and make sure all registers are hard locked, so no customer can buy a recalled product. Also, people can return the item without a receipt and get a Target gift card. That makes parents like Anthony kienlen feel grateful.

"I think that's great. For target to take responsibility when it's not really their place and say you know, 'go ahead and bring it all in and we'll replace it or give you a gift card and you can pick something else out.' I think that's great," he says.

Local shops are aware as well. A Baby Closet and Kids Avenue post notices and ensure that no recalled item is in their shops.

"As long as they fix it, I'd still feel safe with my kids using the products," says Samantha Kienlen.

Diane Felix, the owner of the A Baby Closet on Kemp said not only do they post recall notices but that she has made it a personal crusade to destroy any banned item.

Consumers can visit the company's website at http://www.service.mattel.com for more information on the dates of sale and model numbers for the recalled products.

Mary Moloney, Newschannel 6

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