Step2 Recalls 2.5 Million Riding Toys after Injuries

 

Yikes! Another scary recall.  Step2 has recalled 2.5 million riding toys – the Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies – very popular toys that I know many of my friends own and my kids have joyfully used.  Here are the details but the short story is stop using this right away just because if you experience the issue, the toy could “roll away” and worst case scenario- this could cause a serious injury.

The Hazard: A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.

Description: The Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red “Step2” logo on the handle of the buggy.

Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2 for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.step2.com

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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  1. Saw this on the news. there are a million of these around my neighborhood…will spread the word.

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