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Fisher-Price Power Wheels Motorcycle Recall08/30/2000ConsumerAffairs
Fisher-Price has received nine reports of the foot pedal on these vehicles sticking. One 3-year-old boy suffered cuts and bruises when his motorcycle ride-...
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 218,000 battery-powered Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair. The foot pedals, which activate the ride-ons, can stick in the "on" position. Children can be injured when the motorcycle ride-ons fail to stop and strike other objects.
Fisher-Price has received nine reports of the foot pedal on these vehicles sticking. One 3-year-old boy suffered cuts and bruises when his motorcycle ride-ons ran into a home.
The recalled Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons have model numbers 74290, 74293 (with a red body) and 74298 (with a black body). A "Power Wheels by Fisher-Price" logo is located on the left side of the seat on the product, and the model number is located on a label in the battery compartment. Only model numbers 74290, 74293 and 74298 are being recalled. These vehicles are intended for children 3 and older, and the vehicles' speed is 2.5 or 5 mph.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores, and Harley-Davidson dealerships sold the motorcycle ride-ons nationwide from September 1999 through August 2000 for about $190 for the red vehicle and $700 for the black vehicle.
Consumers should stop using these motorcycle ride-ons immediately, and call Fisher-Price to determine if your vehicle is part of this recall. Consumers with recalled ride-ons will receive a free foot pedal repair kit. The repair can be easily completed in the home. Consumers should call Fisher-Price at (888) 289-9292 anytime, or visit the Fisher-Price web site at http://www.fisher-price.com/us/help/harley.asp for more information. Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons that have model number 74370 (with a pink body) are not part of this recall.
Fisher-Price Get Up & Go Walkers, Lift 'n Lock Swings Recalled
Recalled model numbers 2092, 75960, 75970, 75973 and 7598008/23/2000ConsumerAffairs
Fisher-Price Get Up & Go Walkers, Lift 'n Lock Swings Recalled...
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Lift 'n Lock Swings, and about 246,000 Get Up & Go Walkers, which are push toys.
Recall of "Lift & Lock Swings"
The Lift & Lock Swing is an outdoor swing for children 9 months to 3 years. The swing has a plastic "T"-shaped restraint shield to hold children in the seat. Children can maneuver out of the restraints and fall out of the swings, resulting in serious injuries.
Fisher-Price has received 110 reports of children falling out of the swings, and 38 children suffered injuries. Eight children suffered serious injuries, including a fractured skull, leg, arm and two collarbones; two concussions; and stitches to the forehead. Thirty children received minor injuries including bumps, bruises and scrapes.
The Lift & Lock Swings have red or purple plastic seats, yellow "T"- shaped restraint shields and blue ropes. "Fisher-Price(r)" is written on the front of the restraint shield. The swings have model numbers 2092, 75960, 75970, 75973 or 75980 molded into the back part of the seat. Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores sold these swings from January 1991 through August 2000 for about $19.
Consumers should stop using the swings immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free repair kit with a supplemental waist and crotch restraint belt.
Recall of "Get Up & Go Walkers"
The Get Up & Go Walker is a three-sided push toy, which looks like a car, designed for children to support themselves as they are learning to stand and walk. Young children leaning forward on the front of the toys can tip them over and fall. Also, the windshield wipers on some of the toys, which stick out, can injure young children when they fall. Fisher-Price has received 330 reports of children falling while using or near the product. A total of 132 children received injuries such as bumps, bruises, scratches and cuts.
The Get Up & Go Walker is white with blue sides. It has activities such as a rotating mirror/phone, toy windshield wiper and steering wheel with yellow horn. The back wheels of the walker can be locked into place to prevent rolling as babies learn to stand. The Fisher-Price logo is located on the outside of the toy between the headlight decorations. Models with a front bar for babies to grasp and/or a green windshield wiper are included in the recall. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if they have a recalled product.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these push-behind toys from July 1997 through August 2000 for about $30.
Consumers should stop children from using the toys immediately and call Fisher-Price for a free repair kit that will eliminate the front bar and windshield wiper.
To participate in either one or both of these recalls, or for more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 343-1502 anytime. The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the Fisher-Price website at www.fisher-price.com for more information.
Busy Poppin Pals Toys Recalled08/16/2000ConsumerAffairs
Consumer complaints about Busy Poppin Pals Toys Recalled...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling to replace 420,000 Busy Poppin' Pals toys. Small springs inside the toy can break loose, posing a choking and laceration hazard to young children.
Playskool has received 16 reports of the springs breaking. Five children put the broken springs in their mouths, resulting in two children suffering lacerations.
The Playskool Busy Poppin' Pals is a 13-inch-long white plastic toy with blue, yellow and red buttons, levers and knobs of various shapes that, when activated, make animal characters pop up from under the toy's base. The animals are hidden under blue, yellow or red lids that have the numbers one through five on top. The lid colors match the color of the buttons, levers and knobs that activate them. The pop-up animals are a giraffe, elephant, panda bear, lion and monkey. The toy has a white carry handle and has the Playskool logo on the front. The model number 5415 and "MADE IN CHINA" are imprinted on the bottom of the toy.
Mass merchandise and toy stores, including Toys R Us, sold these toys nationwide for about $10. The toys were sold from January 1996 through August 2000.
Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and contact Playskool at (877) 518-9743 anytime or visit their web site at http://www.hasbro.com/consumer/safety.html to receive a free, redesigned replacement toy.
Busy Poppin Pals, with model number 6205 have different springs, and are not part of the recall.
Manco Go-Karts Recalled08/14/2000ConsumerAffairs
Manco Products has received a report of one death and two reports of serious injuries when teenage girls' long hair became entangled in the rotating compon...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2000 -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Manco Products is
recalling about 91,000 go-karts for repair. These go-karts have guards
designed to help prevent entanglements, but riders' long hair or loose
clothing still can become entangled in partially exposed rotating
components behind the drivers' seats, causing death or serious injury.
Manco Products has received a report of one death and two reports of serious injuries when teenage girls' long hair became entangled in the rotating components. It was reported that a 13-year-old girl from Idaho, died from a fractured neck when her hair got caught in the drive chain and sprocket of a go-kart she was driving. Another 13-year-old girl suffered a scalping injury, and a 16-year-old girl lost consciousness and suffered severe head trauma.
These one- and two-seat go-karts are powered by gasoline engines. They were sold under the Manco, Phoenix, Fox, Rattler and Coyote labels. Most have brush bars to protect riders from low tree branches and other foliage. The recall involves two groups of go-karts.
The first group has black plastic deck covers over the rear axle and brake. Their serial numbers are within the following ranges: 1757022 through 1855821, and 3000010 through 3050632. The second group of go-karts have a cross-over jackshaft drive system. These go-karts have serial numbers lower than 1757022. All the go-karts have a black serial number on a silver label located on the floor pan immediately in front of the driver's seat.
Outdoor power equipment dealers; specialty, discount, hardware, automotive parts supply and agricultural supply stores; and motorcycle dealers sold the go-karts nationwide from January 1983 through July 2000 for between $600 and $2,000.
Consumers should stop using these go-karts immediately and call Manco for a free repair kit with instructions for easy installation. Consumers also can contact any Manco dealer to get free installation of the repair kit. For more information, call Manco at (800) 293-0795 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at http://www.mancoprod.com/recall.htm.
In cooperation with CPSC, Manco Products previously recalled go- karts in 1996 because their rear axles were exposed. One child died and two others were seriously injured when their hair or clothing became entangled in the rotating rear axles. The cross-over jackshaft-type go- karts, which were part of this earlier recall, are included in the current recall. Manco will provide guards for both recalls if needed.