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CPSC, Rubbermaid Inc. Announce Recall of Icy RiderTM Toboggan

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Recall Date:
December 01, 1998

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (330) 264-6464 

December 1, 1998

 

Release # 99-030

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rubbermaid Inc., of Wooster Ohio, is recalling about 60,800 Icy RiderTM Toboggans. The flexible, bowed front of the toboggan can break away while in use, causing loss of control and injury.

Rubbermaid is aware of six reports of the fronts of these toboggans breaking off, resulting in two injuries. These injuries were a broken leg suffered by an adult, and facial bruises and lacerations suffered by a 4-year-old girl when the broken piece hit her in the face.

The Icy RiderTM Toboggan, Model #2108, is made of purple plastic, and has a yellow rope strung around the sides. The toboggan is made from two separate pieces which fit together, and are secured with three yellow bolts. It measures 1.5 feet wide and 5.5 feet long when assembled, and has a red, Rubbermaid logo molded into the bowed front.

Toy and warehouse club stores nationwide, including Toys R Us, Sam's Club and BJ Warehouse Clubs, sold these toboggans beginning in September 1997 for about $50.

Consumers should stop using these toboggans immediately. To make arrangements to get a replacement toboggan with a reinforced bowed front, contact Rubbermaid at (330) 264-6464, ext. 2500 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also write to the company at: Rubbermaid, 1147 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Icy RiderTM Toboggans with blue plastic and green bolts and ropes are not part of this recall.

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