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Bluestem Brands Recalls Range Rider Ride-on Toy Cars Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Name of Product:
Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars
Hazard:
The battery can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 12, 2012
Units:
About 4,700
Consumer Contact

For more information, contact Bluestem toll-free at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's websites at www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com and click on Product Recall.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves battery-powered Range Rider ride-on toy cars with an off-road vehicle body style and plastic tires. The ride-on cars were sold in pink and tan colors. The recalled Range Riders can be identified by their product code and model number. The model number is on the back of the seat of the ride-on toy car. The product code does not appear on the ride-on toy cars, but can be found on the product carton. The recalled models include:

 

Model #Product CodeProduct
90407B NI374 Tan Range Rider
90407G NU640 Pink Range Rider
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ride-on toy cars and remove the battery and contact Bluestem for a full refund of the purchase price plus reimbursement for shipping and handling. The firm is directly contacting those who purchased the recalled ride-on toy cars.

Incidents/Injuries:

Bluestem has received nine reports of incidents in which batteries smoked or caught on fire and melted the battery's connections or scorched the plastic in the ride-on car. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Fingerhut catalogs and online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010 through May 2012 for between $200 and $230.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-747
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