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 Parents and caregivers should immediately sift through their toy boxes and throw out all the old Fisher-Price "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 2 cm (3/4 inch) in diameter, posing a risk of serious injury of 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 have a larger circular base, approximately 3 cm 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.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Child+death+prompts+Health+Canada+warning+over+Fisher+Price+toys/2725006/story.html

 

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