|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 31, 2000, Revised November 19, 2002
Release # 00-175
|Fisher-Price Recall Hotline: (888) 289-9292
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic or Mark Ross, (301) 504-7058 or 1188
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec, (716) 687-3395
Note: Web site change.
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Children's Riding Vehicles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.service.mattel.com/us/recall.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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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