Fisher-Price Recalls 67,000 Toy Farm SetsApr 23, 2003 | AP
Fisher-Price is recalling about 67,000 toy farm sets because two metal screws that hold the toy's stall doors in place can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The East Aurora, N.Y., company has received 33 reports of screws coming off the Little People Animal Sounds Farm, including four reports where a screw was found in a child's mouth and one report of a child needing surgery to remove a screw from his lung, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) said Wednesday.
The recalled farm sets are shaped like a barn and make animal sounds when the doors of the stalls for cows or horses are opened. The recalled toys have model numbers 77973 or 77746 and a six-character manufacturing date code that begins with 168 through 212, followed by the number 2 as the fourth digit.
Merchants and toy stores nationwide sold the farm sets from July 2002 to December 2002 for about $30.