CPSC and HC
U.S. Consumer Product
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 430-5307
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Children's Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters
Units: About 16,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada
Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.
Hazard: A child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.
Description: This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™ and a pink girl’s scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. “Kiddieland” is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends™ are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform.
Sold at: Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiddieland toll-free at (800) 430-5307 or visit the firm's website at http://www.kiddieland.com.hk/home_recall.asp
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1316
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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