April 23, 2003


Fisher-Price Announces Recall of Little PeopleŽ Animal Sounds Farms


Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 67,000 Little PeopleŽ Animal Sounds Farms manufactured from June 17, 2002 through July 31, 2002. Two small metal screws that hold the toy "stall doors" in place can come off, posing an aspiration or choking hazard to young children.

 The recalled Little PeopleŽ Animal Sounds Farms are shaped like a barn and make animal sounds when the doors of the cow or horse stall are opened. The recalled toys have a model number of 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. Both the model number and date code can be found on the underside of the green ramp. The Fisher-Price logo appears at the top of the tallest side of the barn in red and white. The recalled toys were manufactured in Mexico.

Mass merchants and toy stores nationwide sold these toys between July 2002 and December 2002 for about $30.

Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (866) 259-7873 anytime to receive a free repair kit. Consumers also can log on to http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall/popup.asp?id=77973%2077746&thumbpic=%2Fus%2Fimg%2Fprod%2Fupload%2Fsmall%5FFP77973PR6%2Ejpg to determine if their product is among the recalled models and to order the free repair kit online.