|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 564-2261
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: Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, causing the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground. This poses a fall hazard to children riding the merry-go-round.
Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received one report of an injury involving the merry-go- round, which resulted in a fall and abrasions to a child.
Description: The Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Round has four yellow plastic seats and black and silver metal bars.
Sold exclusively by: Toys R Us nationwide between January 2008 through March 2008 for between $80 and $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the merry-go-round away from children and return it to Toys R Us for a full refund, or contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free retrofit kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pacific-cycle.com
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