Riding Toy Recalled by Radio Flyer Due to Fall Hazard

The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2011
Release #11-305
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 621-7613
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Riding Toy Recalled by Radio Flyer Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Scoot 'n Zoom children's riding toy

Units: About 165,000

Distributor: Radio Flyer, of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Walmart and other retailers, and online at Amazon.com and Target.com from August 2010 through August 2011 for about $20.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund.

Consumer Contact: 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

Picture showing the difference between recalled model #711 and model #711B, which was not recalled

Picture of the recalled riding toy