Time to Throw Out Those Vintage Little People Toys! Health Canada Warning

1:09 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Does everyone remember the classic Fisher Price Little People toys?  I used to love playing with these old characters.  I even has a Sesame Street Little People play set that I played for hours.  Last week, I ran across the following news article, warning parents of a potential choking hazard for any Little People Toys that were manufactured before 1991.  ( If you look in the picture below, you will see the toys made after 1991 have a larger base which may prevent a child from choking on it.)



 While this seems silly now, I am amazed that such a simple lack of product engineering could cause such a potential danger.  Did the toy companies not think of these things back in 1982?  It seems really odd to me that they would allow such a simple solution to go uncorrected?  Who was the genius that realized that making the toys bigger would solve this problem? 

 While this was a Health Canada warning, I assume that the same situation applies in the USA. ( Small is small, regardless of the Metric system measurements.)  It really is a wonder that anyone born before 1991 survived.... lol. 

 From the expressions on these two characters, you can assume that they are not pleased with the discard notice and are probably hiding in Grandma's basement as we speak.  If you find them, please discard immediately!




Shane

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8 comments:

  1. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    HAHA...love the angry ones! I totally remember those.

    I go by the rule: if it can fit through a toilet paper roll then it goes in the garbage!

  2. Rob said...

    I guess they didn't care if people chocked before 1991. LOL. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. {Not Quite} Susie said...

    Yeah, for some reason the peek-a-boo toy I had as a tot had a sponge in the (easily opened) battery compartment. Apparently I choked on that. Obviously, I lived but it is shocking how stupidly some of these things were designed!

    Oh, & I was about two at the time, which would have been 1991! Weird.

  4. The Mommyologist said...

    Isn't it amazing that we all survived after growing up in that generation? Who knows what else could've possibly harmed us!!

  5. Sheri said...

    I'm sure next on the hit list will be those little smurf figurines - but I hope not. How DID we all survive growing up?

  6. Mommy Moment said...

    A little 10 month old boy just died here in our community from chocking on one of the old little people. It was SO sad!
    -A fellow Canadian

    Jody from Mommy Moment

  7. dogsmom said...

    They are still treasured toys for those of us who survived to tell the tales. But if you all throw yours out mine will go up in monetary value!

  8. Anonymous said...

    Don't throw them out, people like me collect them because they remind of our childhood! :)

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