Products manufactured with inadequate or substandard materials may inadvertently cause extensive injury to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .
Radio Flyer, of Chicago, Ill. announced a voluntary recall of Scoot ‘n Zoom children’s riding toy and consumers should stop using the riding toy, which can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children. About 165,000 of the Scoot’n Zoom were sold in the United States at Walmart and other retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com and Target.com from August 2010 through August 2011 for about $20 The firm received reports of ten incidents with six injuries, including three where teeth were loosened or removed, and three with chin lacerations requiring stitches.
The riding toy is red molded plastic with black wheels and measures 19 inches long, 11 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall. The riding toy’s model number 711 can be found molded on the underside of the toy. Units with a yellow UPC sticker underneath the product with model #711B are not recalled.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund. For additional information, contact Radio Flyer at (800) 621-7613 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.radioflyer.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 621-7613
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov