|June 9, 2004
CPSC, Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. Announce Recall of Kiddie Car Cruisers Sold Exclusively at Big Y Stores
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kiddie Car Cruisers
Units: About 500
Manufacturer/Importer: Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. (FEBC), of Jacksonville, Fla.
Hazard: The Kiddie Car Cruiser can continue to run when the accelerator is no longer depressed, which could result in the rider losing control of the car.
Incidents/Injuries: FEBC has received 10 reports of the Kiddie Car Cruiser continuing to run when the accelerator was not depressed. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Kiddie Car Cruiser is a battery-operated ride-on toy car that measures about 27 inches high by 30 inches wide and 44 inches long. "Turbo" and "Cruiser" are printed on labels on the side of the ride-on toys.
Sold at: Big Y Stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut from May 6 to May 13, 2004 for about $100 with a Big Y Express savings card and about $300 without a savings card.
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled car immediately and return it to a Big Y store to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional questions, call Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. at (877) 332-9006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Known purchasers are being sent direct mail notification of this recall.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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