The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass., has announced a voluntary recall of the Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters. The manufacturer reports a child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. The CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.
The recall involves about 16,000 scooters sold in the U.S. and 700 in Canada. The recall includes three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters, including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends (TM) 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 (TM) are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform.
The scooters were sold at Toys R Us and JC Penney from January 2009-February 2011 for about $40.
For additional information, contact Kiddieland toll-free at (800) 430-5307 or visit the firm’s website at www.kiddieland.com.hk