Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom Riding Toy Recall: Fall Hazard
About 165,000 Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom riding toys have been recalled after a number of children were injured when they fell off, sometimes losing teeth or requiring stitches.
The Scoot ‘n Zoom recall was announced on August 16 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after Radio Flyer, the manufacturer, received at least 10 reports of children falling off, resulting in six injuries. In some cases children had teeth loosened or knocked out and at least three children had chin lacerations that required stitches.
The CPSC says that the injuries are the result of the design of the toy, which allows children to fall forward while riding, posing an injury hazard.
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The recall affects the Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom, model number 711. The model number is located on the underside of the toy, which is red molded plastic with black wheels, 19 inches long, 11 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall. Model 711B is not affected by the recall and can be identified by the yellow UPC sticker on the bottom of the toy.
The riding toy was sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide, as well as online through Amazon.com and Target.com for about $20 from August 2010 through August 2011.
The CPSC recommends that consumers who own the recalled Scoot ‘n Zoom riding toys take them away from children immediately and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund. Consumers with questions can contact Radio Flyer at (800)621-7613 or visit the company’s website at www.radioflyer.com.
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