|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2005
|Dorel Ride-On Hotline: (866) 611-3022
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles
Units: About 141,000
Manufacturer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: An electronic malfunction can occur in the ride-on vehicle's circuit board and/or battery connector, resulting in smoking and melting of components. This poses a vehicle fire hazard and a burn hazard to consumers if components are touched while malfunctioning.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 49 reports of overheating or melting components on the ride-on vehicles. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled battery-powered ride-on vehicles include the Pink Corvette®, Torch Red Corvette®, Yellow Race Car Corvette®, Red Electroplate Corvette®, Fire Engine, and Batmobile® with the model numbers listed in the chart below. They were sold under the brands Safety 1st and Kid Trax by Safety 1st. The ride-on vehicles were manufactured between January 2004 and August 2005. The manufacture date is located on the underside of the unit and is molded into the plastic body as shown below. The circle on left displays the month of manufacture, the circle on the right displays the year of manufacture. The model numbers are located on the underside of the vehicles near the date code.
|Ride-On Vehicle Name||Model|
|Safety 1st Pink Corvette®||50503/50503A|
|Safety 1st Torch Red Corvette®||50504/50504A|
|Safety 1st Yellow Race Car Corvette®||50505/50505A|
|Safety 1st Red Electroplate Corvette®||50521/50521A|
|Kid Trax Fire Engine||50506/50506A|
|Safety 1st Batmobile®||50527|
Sold at: Major toy stores and mass merchandise outlets nationwide under the brands Safety 1st and Kid Trax by Safety 1st from January 2004 through August 2005 for about $300.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled ride-on vehicles away from children immediately and contact the company for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group's Ride-On hotline toll-free at (866) 611-3022 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.djgusa.com
Torch Red Corvette®
Yellow Race Car Corvette®
Red Electroplate Corvette®
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