Air Storm Firetek Bow: Targets Beware
This “light-up power” bow and arrow set is sold with three “screaming whistle” arrows which are marketed as being able to fly “up to 145 ft!” Remarkably, among the many warnings for children is an instruction that arrows not be pulled back “more than half strength” and that the “fire glow” illuminated arrows and bow, designed for “night or day,” are “[n]ot for play in complete darkness.”
Little People Play Family School Bus and Figurines
The figurines in this Little People Play Family School Bus are similar to the one Iain Cunningham choked on in 1971. Fisher Price had been aware of the choking hazard since 1965, and the company’s president admitted under oath that no tests had been run to see if the toys could be swallowed or choked on. But it was 16 years before the Cunninghams received a multi-million-dollar settlement in the case, and another four before Fisher Price made the figurines bigger and safer. Even then, the company claimed the toys were safe. ''We feel that the limited number of injuries associated with these products—which are in wide distribution—can be attributed to no more than coincidence,'' a Fisher Price spokesperson said.