Advisory: Health Canada Reminds Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers to Discard Older Fisher-Price "Little People" Figures Manufactured Before 1991

March 25, 2010 - OTTAWA - Health Canada is reminding parents, grandparents and caregivers to immediately discard all older Fisher-Price "Little People" figures manufactured before 1991, due to the risk of serious injury or death posed by these older, but popular, toys. The size and shape of the older Fisher-Price "Little People" figures are such that the toys can become lodged in a child's throat, causing a complete block of airflow which can result in serious injury or death.
The older "Little People" figures, which were manufactured before 1991, have a circular base approximately 2 cm (3/4 inch) in diameter. The figures include a variety of characters, such as a little girl, a train conductor, a dog and a father.
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