|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2001
Release # 01-076
|Kolcraft Recall Hotline: (800) 453-7673
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Kolcraft Media Contact: Diane Steed, (202) 289-2001
CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of Tot Rider Walkers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft® Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 3,356 Tot Rider walkers. The cover on the walker's removable music center can break off, allowing small parts to fall from the product, creating a potential choking hazard to young children.
Kolcraft has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled walker was manufactured from February 2000 through August 2000, and has a model number of 14302. The model number and manufacturing date can be found on the base of the walker. "Tot Rider®," "Music Center," and "Kolcraft®" appear on the front of the walker. The music center, which is removable, has a steering wheel, gear shift, buttons, and a speaker which plays music.
Mass merchandise and juvenile products stores nationwide sold these walkers from February 2000 to January 2001 for between $40 and $50.
Consumers should remove the music center and call Kolcraft to receive a free replacement tray. Consumers can contact Kolcraft toll-free at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Kolcraft® Tot Riders with model number 14303 are not recalled.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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