CPSC, Radio Flyer Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Ride-On Push Cars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2002
Release # 02-176
Radio Flyer's Recall Hotline: (800) 621-7613
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063

 

CPSC, Radio Flyer Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Ride-On Push Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radio Flyer Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Little Wooden Push Cars for repair. A child can pull the horn off the car's steering wheel, and a small part inside poses a choking hazard.

Radio Flyer Inc. has received three reports of the horns being pulled off, but no injuries have been reported.

The Little Wooden Push Car is about 24-inches long, 14-inches wide, and 18-inches high. The car has a natural wood body, a red steering wheel column, a red metal bar on the back, and a red plastic horn on the steering wheel. "Radio Flyer" is written on both sides of the car. A child sits in the push car and moves the car with his or her feet. The car is for use by children 1- to 3-years-old.

Toy stores, catalogues and web retailers sold these cars nationwide from February 1999 through June 2002 for about $60.

Consumers should take the recalled cars away from young children immediately and contact Radio Flyer Inc. to receive a replacement steering wheel. For more information, consumers can call Radio Flyer Inc. at (800) 621-7613 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can contact Radio Flyer Inc. at www.radioflyer.com or by e-mail at 218Repair@RadioFlyer.com.

Some of these push cars do not have horns. Only Wooden Push Cars with horns are part of this recall. No other Radio Flyer products are involved in this recall.

Picture of Recalled Repair Ride-On Push Car