|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2002
Release # 02-176
|Radio Flyer's Recall Hotline: (800) 621-7613
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radio Flyer Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Little Wooden Push Cars for repair. A child can pull the horn off the car's steering wheel, and a small part inside poses a choking hazard.
Radio Flyer Inc. has received three reports of the horns being pulled off, but no injuries have been reported.
The Little Wooden Push Car is about 24-inches long, 14-inches wide, and 18-inches high. The car has a natural wood body, a red steering wheel column, a red metal bar on the back, and a red plastic horn on the steering wheel. "Radio Flyer" is written on both sides of the car. A child sits in the push car and moves the car with his or her feet. The car is for use by children 1- to 3-years-old.
Toy stores, catalogues and web retailers sold these cars nationwide from February 1999 through June 2002 for about $60.
Consumers should take the recalled cars away from young children immediately and contact Radio Flyer Inc. to receive a replacement steering wheel. For more information, consumers can call Radio Flyer Inc. at (800) 621-7613 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can contact Radio Flyer Inc. at www.radioflyer.com or by e-mail at 218Repair@RadioFlyer.com.
Some of these push cars do not have horns. Only Wooden Push Cars with horns are part of this recall. No other Radio Flyer products are involved in this recall.
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