|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 860-1887
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies
Units: About 2.5 million
Manufacturer: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio
Hazard: A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.
Description: The Step2® Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red "Step2" logo on the handle of the buggy.
Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2 for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1035
Only buggies with pins that have yellow knobs are included in this recall.