|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 27, 2000, Revised April 16, 2004
Release # 00-133
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
Note: Firm is out of business and a replacement toy is no longer available.
Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.
CPSC, Today's Kids Announce Recall of Spinning Ride Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Today's Kids, of Dallas, Texas, recalledabout 103,000 spinning ride toys. The center column can break, causing a child to suddenly fall backward or be hit in the face by the broken column.
Today's Kids had received 1,427 reports of the toys'columns breaking off, resulting in five injuries. Injuries include bumps on heads, cut faces and split lips. Two children required stitches.
The Music & Lights Kidaround Spinner™ is a purple turntable with a green column through the middle, which is topped by a yellow steering wheel. The child sits on the turntable and spins around by turning on the steering wheel. The toy plays five songs and lights flash while the child is spinning. The toy's packaging indicates it is intended for children 11/2 to 5 years old. A sticker on the center of the steering wheel reads, "today's kids®". The battery cover, on the side of the green column reads, "MADE IN CHINA". The bottom of the turntable reads, "MADE IN U.S.A.".
Toy and discount department stores nationwide sold these spinning ride toys from July 1999 through May 2000 for about $20.
Consumers should take these spinning ride toys away from children immediately, and discard or destroy these products. The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted, and a replacement toy is no longer available.
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