Underscoring the continued hazards to children, created by poorly designed toys, Hasbro recalled its Easy Bake Oven. Nearly a million of the toys have been manufactured. The oven is intended for young children. It is a small plastic replica of a real oven, electrically powered, that heats up internally to as hot as 400 degrees farenheit! No surprise – children have been getting burned – and getting fingers caught, in alarming numbers. There was a recall of the toy earlier in the year, but spurred by its popularity, Hasbro offered repair kits. The kits didn’t work. Since the recall Hasbro has received nearly 250 reports of caught fingers, 77 reports of burns, including second and third degree burns, and one partial amputation of a little girl’s finger. Great toy. Let’s see if it is put to rest for good.
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