Digital News Report – The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Kiddieland Toys limited announced a voluntary recall of toddler trikes due to a laceration danger. Disney licensed their brand name to the company that manufacturer the trike. The Disney Fairies that are on the handlebars could hurt the child if they fall on it.
There was one report received by the CPSC and the company of a 3-year old girl from Ohio that had a laceration next to her right eye from using the trike. An estimated 12,000 trikes are involved in this recall. In April 2011, an additional 9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were recalled. The new Disney Princess Trikes do not have the figures and are not involved in this recall.
The recalled Disney branded trikes were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide for around $50 between July 2009 and December 2009. The trike is made of plastic in various colors. It is green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. The recalled trikes have four fairies on the handlebar with one being Tinkerbell. The words “Disney Fairies” is on the label that that is found in the front of the trike.
Consumers who have the recalled trike should not allow children to use it until it they have installed the free replacement handlebar. The new handlebar piece will be replaced with an enclosed rotating display.
To get the free replacement part contact the company either by calling toll-free at (800) 430-5307 or on their website at www.kiddieland.com.hk.
By: Victoria Brown