November 27, 2012: Step2 X-Rider Car Recall
After four reported incidents that have resulted in head bumps, a minor concussion, and cuts to the gum and lip, Step2 has voluntarily recalled the X-Rider Car.
What’s the Deal?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio, is announcing the voluntary recall of about 15,000 X-Rider Cars. Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard.
Do You Own It?
The X-Rider Car is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Children use their feet to propel the toy. The cars were sold at Target and other retailers nationwide from January through August 2012 for about $25.
Step2′s contact information is located on the rider’s left side of the car.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy. Contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.step2.com, and click on the “View Details” link under Recall Information for more information.
And remember, it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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