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Published: Tuesday, 11/6/2007

Fisher Price recalls 155,000 'Laugh and Learn' toys as choking hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y. , announced a voluntary recall of about 155,000 Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen Toys manufactured in Mexico.

Pieces of the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

There have been 48 reports of small parts separating from the toys, including two reports of children gagging on pieces, one report of a child who started choking on a piece and one report of a child who choked on a piece.

The recall involves a play kitchen learning toy with a pretend refrigerator, range and sink. The product s item number L5067 is stamped in several locations on the toy and printed on the product s packaging above the UPC.

The recalled toys were sold at various retail and toy specialty stores nationwide from May 2007 through October 2007 for about $70.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 812-7187 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Saturday, or visit the firm s Web site at www.service.mattel.com

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