|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 12, 2002, Revised April 30, 2007
Release # 02-175
|Company Telephone Number: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Little Tikes Media Contact: Laurie Yingling, (330) 650-3489
Note: Revised Telephone Number.
CPSC, Little Tikes Announce Recall of Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Little Tikes Company, of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 21,400 Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on toys. Young children who lean forward can fall forward over the handlebars, causing facial injuries.
Little Tikes has received 10 reports of children falling forward over the toy's handlebars. Seven injuries to children include damaged teeth, stitches to the chin, cuts and scratches to the mouth and face.
The Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on toy is made of molded plastic with a clear dome filled with colorful beads attached to the handlebars. The riding toys have a yellow body, a red seat and red handlebars with blue hand grips. The identification number 32922XX 1 is molded on the underside of the ride-on body. The model number 1568-01 and "Made In U.S.A." is molded on the bottom of the storage area below the red seat. The product was sold for children age 9 months to 36 months old.
Toy stores nationwide sold the riding toys from March 2001 through May 13, 2002 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the toys immediately and contact Little Tikes at www.littletikes.com or call (800) 321-0183 anytime to receive a Little Tikes replacement product.
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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