Recall Alert! Step2 Riding Toy

Photo: CPSC / The Bump
Photo: CPSC / The Bump

On Tuesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Step2 Company LLC announced a voluntary recall of about 15,500 Step2 X-Rider Cars.

The problem? Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and fall onto the ground. There have been four reports of incidents — one child had head bumps and another had a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip.

The red, plastic toy scooter has a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It’s 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long, and the middle of the handle bar has the Step2 logo. It was sold at Target and other retailers from January 2012 through August 2012.

If you have this riding toy at home, immediately take it away from your child and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy, toll-free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.step2.com. (Click on the “View Details” link under Recall Information for more information.)

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