On November 6, 2007, Mattel Inc. recalled over 172,000 Fisher-Price kitchen toys because several children have choked and gagged on small, detachable parts. Mattel has received approximately 50 reports of small parts separating from these toys, which feature a sink, a refrigerator, and a range. One child choked on a detached piece and needed the Heimlich Maneuver performed on him to remove the part that was lodged in his throat.
This latest toy recall involves 155,000 toys sold in the United States, 7,000 sold in Great Britain, 4,900 sold in Germany and 394 sold in Austria. The toys, made in Mexico, were sold between May and October 2007.