Fisher Price has succumbed to the punk ass parent that Bernie Mac (God rest his soul) often referred to in his jokes…and of course the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that the punk ass parents complain to. The complaint from CPSC’s head parent in charge (or Chairman), Inez Tenenbaum, said manufacturers need to make sure their products are safe before they hit shelves. But then she also gave Fisher-Price a pat on the back for “taking the right steps by agreeing to these recalls and offering consumers free repairs or replacement,” according to the Associated Press.
There’s been some minor injuries reported here and there. They recalled 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles, and six of 10 reports were of children who required medical attention. Okay! What’s going on out here? These children can’t fall out of chairs, scratch their legs or take a tumble, get a few stitches or hurt their “private area” on the Big Wheel ignition key anymore? This is stuff we thought was a rite of passage as a kid. You fell, your mama yelled for you to “get up from there” and that was the end of it. There wasn’t any CPSC to jump in and make them stop sellin’ crappy toys.
Altogether Fisher Price has recalled more than 11 million of their products. Either they are getting real bad at making toys or our kids are getting soft! I’m all for keeping it safe, but if I see one more kid riding his bike in his own backyard with a helmet on, I’m going to start a crusade for all you children that were born before the CPSC started taking complaints in 1973. Our slogan will be “Get up and shake it off!” Read more here.