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Step2 Recalls Children’s Grocery Shopping Carts Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Recalled Step2 Little Helper’s shopping cart, model 700000, with date code location
  • Recaled Step2 Little Helper’s shopping cart, model 708500, with date code location
  • Recalled Step2 Little Helper’s shopping cart, model 8567KL, with date code location
Name of Product:
Little Helper’s™ children’s grocery shopping carts
Hazard:

The shopping cart’s basket can break into sharp pieces, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 27, 2020
Units:
About 17,000 (In addition, about 3,500 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Step2 at 800-347-8372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.step2.com and click on Services & Recall and then on Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Step2’s Little Helper’s Shopping Cart with the following model numbers and color combinations:  700000 (blue basket with tan cart,) 708500 (pink basket with white cart) and 8567KL (pink basket with gray cart).  The grocery shopping carts measure 18.5 inches by 13 inches by 21.5 inches and have a shopping cart base and basket, four wheels and a doll seat.  Only units with date code combinations of 5 and 19 are included in this recall.  The date code can be found on the center rib on the back of the basket below the handle.  The model number is located on the product packaging.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take away the recalled shopping carts from children and contact Step2® for a free replacement shopping cart.

Incidents/Injuries:

Step2 has received 22 reports of cart baskets breaking.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

BJ Wholesale Club, Kohl’s and other stores nationwide and online at Step2.com from May 2019 through October 2019 for about $40.

Manufacturer(s):

The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
20-081
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