Today’s product/toy recall comes in the form of a children’s riding toy from the popular Step2 company. The company is recalling approximately 15,500 X-Rider Cars for a fall hazard.
Hazard: Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard. The firm has received four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child’s front teeth.
The X-Rider 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. Step2’s contact information is located on the rider’s left side of the car. Children use their feet to propel the toy.
Sold at: Target and other retailers from January 2012 through August 2012 for about $25.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy. Call 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.