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Musical Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fisher-Price(r) Laugh & Learn(tm) Musical Learning Chair(tm)

Units: About 614,000

Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: A child can become lodged between the seatback and side table of the chair, possibly leading to an entrapment of the neck. This can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received three reports of young children getting their necks lodged between the seatback and the side table of the toy, including one report of a child receiving a welt on the neck.

Description: The recalled Laugh & Learn Musical Learning Chair is a plastic infant toy that measures about 17 inches high. It plays music and teaches children numbers and letters. It also features a blue chair with four green plastic legs and a side table with a purple base and white top. The table holds a clock, book, and a lamp. Smiley faces are displayed on the lamp and seat back. "Fisher-Price" is written on the front of the chair. The packaging states that the toy is intended for children 12 months through 36 months of age. The model numbers are H4609, H7167 through H7173, H8157, H8998, and J0272 through J0275 can be found on the underside of the seat of the chair.

Sold by: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from May 2005 through January 2006 for about $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled musical chair away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price to receive a free repair kit that contains a plastic piece that connects in between the seatback and side table, preventing the possibility of entrapment.

Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (866) 552-3914 anytime or visit the firm's Web site

Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (standard version or a higher quality version - broadband connection recommended) (transcript). This is in "streaming video" format. Also available on our website is an audio clip containing sounds made by this toy.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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