|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 www.kiddieland.com.hk
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
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