By: Russell Maas | Published: April 18th, 2013
Over 5,000 tricycles sold exclusively at Toys R Us have been recalled due to problems where the handlebar may loosen during use, posing a crash and fall hazard for children using the product.
The Toys R Us Slider Tricycle recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 17, indicating that the handle bar may unexpectedly become loose, causing the rider to lose steering control. To date, no injuries related to the tricycles have been reported.
The recall includes 20-inch Slider Tricycles equipped with three wheels. The products have model number “98682” located on the frame under the seat. The tricycles have a white frame, a black seat, handlebars with “Huffy” printed on the front of the frame and “Slider” printed on the side of the frame.
The recalled Huffy tricycles were manufactured in China and imported by Huffy Corporation of Centreville, Ohio. They were sold exclusively at Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for roughly $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled tricycles immediately and contact Huffy Corp toll free at (888) 366-3828 for instructions on how to obtain a free refund or visit them online at www.huffbikes.com and navigate to the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page for further information.