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November 20, 1990
Maryland KISS (Kids In Safety Seats -- formerly Project KISS) plans to notify all pediatricians and day care centers in the state regarding a safety campaign involving approximately 975,000 Fisher-Price car seats.According to Fisher-Price, these seats were manufactured from April 1985 through August 1985 and from May 1987 through January 1989 and require modification by consumers.Car seats (Model No. 9100) manufactured from April 1985 through August 1985 contain shields that are difficult to latch due to a cracked plastic part on the inside of the buckle.
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August 5, 2007
Safety has a cost, and it's a cost worth paying. If American companies are going to continue to sell Chinese goods, they must do far more to ensure the safety of those goods. That could mean investing in the Chinese factories where products are made, or instituting strict guidelines with on-site inspections, paid for by the U.S. distributor. Late last week, even as Fisher-Price toys were being pulled off shelves in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the United States, American and Chinese government officials announced that they had agreed to cooperate on food and product safety.
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BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | August 20, 1993
In a move that further consolidates the toy industry, Mattel Inc. and Fisher-Price Inc. said yesterday that they would merge in a stock swap valued at $1 billion.Fisher-Price, a leading maker of toys for preschoolers -- including its chattering telephone and bubble-blowing saxophone -- would become a division of Mattel, the nation's second-largest toy company, which makes Barbie, Hot Wheels and Disney infant toys.The combined company is expected to pose a considerable challenge to Hasbro Inc., which itself acquired Tonka Corp.
BUSINESS
By Keiko Morris and Keiko Morris,Newsday | December 17, 2006
Ian Hede, at 20 months, plays in two languages. Sometimes he and his mother, Marcela Hede, solve a simple puzzle of shapes - the words for those shapes written in English and Spanish for his mother to read aloud. And sometimes, he finds his amusement in his LeapFrog letter reader, which, with the simple push of a letter, offers Ian the sound of the letter in Spanish and a catchy little tune. "We made the decision as a couple to raise him bilingual because we thought it would be a great asset," said Marcela Hede, 36, a Long Island resident who is originally from Colombia, whose husband Neil was born in the United States.
NEWS
May 21, 1997
Because of inaccurate information provided by the Associated Press, an incorrect phone number was given yesterday for information about a recall of toy police cars by Fisher-Price Inc. The correct number is 888-407-6479.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/21/97
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1998
Taylor Brocato was happily using a bed for a trampoline when the phone rang in his Crofton home. Good news. His Suzuki Quad Racer, in the shop for the weekend, was fixed."
BUSINESS
By Andrew Ratner and Andrew Ratner,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2002
The hottest new toy in America isn't a Barbie doll or an action figure or even a Harry Potter novelty. It's the equivalent of a Palm Pilot for folks barely old enough to tie their shoes. A personal digital assistant for children ages 4 and up called Pixter has flown off toy store shelves and been feverishly pursued on Internet auctions. The Toy Industry Association Inc. ranked the $50 retail item as the top-selling new toy by dollar sales in November, the most recent figure available from the New York-based trade group.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
Safety has a cost, and it's a cost worth paying. If American companies are going to continue to sell Chinese goods, they must do far more to ensure the safety of those goods. That could mean investing in the Chinese factories where products are made, or instituting strict guidelines with on-site inspections, paid for by the U.S. distributor. Late last week, even as Fisher-Price toys were being pulled off shelves in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the United States, American and Chinese government officials announced that they had agreed to cooperate on food and product safety.
FEATURES
By Mary Maushard | November 13, 1990
Carriage strollers are recalledThe Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price is recalling about 60,000 of its Carriage Strollers, Model No. 9121, because they have been known to collapse with children in them.Fisher-Price said it is aware of 23 injuries, ranging from bumps and bruises to one broken arm. The strollers have been sold since June 1989, for about $120 to $140, but are no longer manufactured.Consumers who own this stroller should call Fisher-Price, toll-free, at 1-800-527-1034 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, in most time zones.
FEATURES
By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen | June 20, 1993
Although they lament the state of modern toy manufacturing, Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus and his wife, Kathleen, keep a closet full of safe plastic Fisher-Price toys for when their 17 grandchildren visit."
BUSINESS
By Andrew Ratner and Andrew Ratner,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2002
The hottest new toy in America isn't a Barbie doll or an action figure or even a Harry Potter novelty. It's the equivalent of a Palm Pilot for folks barely old enough to tie their shoes. A personal digital assistant for children ages 4 and up called Pixter has flown off toy store shelves and been feverishly pursued on Internet auctions. The Toy Industry Association Inc. ranked the $50 retail item as the top-selling new toy by dollar sales in November, the most recent figure available from the New York-based trade group.
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1998
Taylor Brocato was happily using a bed for a trampoline when the phone rang in his Crofton home. Good news. His Suzuki Quad Racer, in the shop for the weekend, was fixed."
NEWS
May 21, 1997
Because of inaccurate information provided by the Associated Press, an incorrect phone number was given yesterday for information about a recall of toy police cars by Fisher-Price Inc. The correct number is 888-407-6479.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/21/97
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | August 20, 1993
In a move that further consolidates the toy industry, Mattel Inc. and Fisher-Price Inc. said yesterday that they would merge in a stock swap valued at $1 billion.Fisher-Price, a leading maker of toys for preschoolers -- including its chattering telephone and bubble-blowing saxophone -- would become a division of Mattel, the nation's second-largest toy company, which makes Barbie, Hot Wheels and Disney infant toys.The combined company is expected to pose a considerable challenge to Hasbro Inc., which itself acquired Tonka Corp.
FEATURES
By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen | June 20, 1993
Although they lament the state of modern toy manufacturing, Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus and his wife, Kathleen, keep a closet full of safe plastic Fisher-Price toys for when their 17 grandchildren visit."
NEWS
November 20, 1990
Maryland KISS (Kids In Safety Seats -- formerly Project KISS) plans to notify all pediatricians and day care centers in the state regarding a safety campaign involving approximately 975,000 Fisher-Price car seats.According to Fisher-Price, these seats were manufactured from April 1985 through August 1985 and from May 1987 through January 1989 and require modification by consumers.Car seats (Model No. 9100) manufactured from April 1985 through August 1985 contain shields that are difficult to latch due to a cracked plastic part on the inside of the buckle.
BUSINESS
By Keiko Morris and Keiko Morris,Newsday | December 17, 2006
Ian Hede, at 20 months, plays in two languages. Sometimes he and his mother, Marcela Hede, solve a simple puzzle of shapes - the words for those shapes written in English and Spanish for his mother to read aloud. And sometimes, he finds his amusement in his LeapFrog letter reader, which, with the simple push of a letter, offers Ian the sound of the letter in Spanish and a catchy little tune. "We made the decision as a couple to raise him bilingual because we thought it would be a great asset," said Marcela Hede, 36, a Long Island resident who is originally from Colombia, whose husband Neil was born in the United States.
FEATURES
By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | October 28, 1998
"Ready for School": Kindergarten, about $20, Fisher-Price, 800-545-7677.This is the newest title in the Fisher-Price line of "Ready for School" software. The program is designed to prepare children ages 4 to 6 for their first school experience by providing them with 20 different activities in the areas of early learning and social awareness. Whimsical animation and catchy tunes are interspersed with skills, such as telling time, recognizing letters, identifying shapes and colors and safety and manners.
FEATURES
By Mary Maushard | November 13, 1990
Carriage strollers are recalledThe Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price is recalling about 60,000 of its Carriage Strollers, Model No. 9121, because they have been known to collapse with children in them.Fisher-Price said it is aware of 23 injuries, ranging from bumps and bruises to one broken arm. The strollers have been sold since June 1989, for about $120 to $140, but are no longer manufactured.Consumers who own this stroller should call Fisher-Price, toll-free, at 1-800-527-1034 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, in most time zones.
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