Children's Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product:
Lights and Sounds Children's Scooters
A child's finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard.
April 21, 2011
About 16,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada
This recall involves three models of Kiddieland "Lights and Sounds" three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends and a pink girl's scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. "Kiddieland" is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl's model has butterflies on the platform.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit.
CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.
Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40
Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.
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