Throw out older Little People toys: Health Canada
Parents and caregivers should immediately go through their toy boxes and throw out all the old FisherPrice “Little People” figures because a baby recently choked to death when the iconic toy became lodged in the infant’s throat, Health Canada said Thursday.
The older Little People figures, which were manufactured before 1991, have a circular base approximately two centimetres in diameter, posing a risk of serious injury or death. The figures include a variety of characters, such as a little girl, a train conductor, a dog and a father.
The newer Little People figures, manufactured after 1991, have a larger circular base, approximately three centimetres in diameter. “These figures are taller, in chunkier shapes and are of sizes that cannot be taken into the throat of a young child. These newer figures are not the subject of this advisory,” Health Canada said in a statement.
The government issued the alert because it “recently” became aware of the death of a 10-month-old child resulting from the use of one of these older products.