Step2 Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies Recalled After Twenty-Eight
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
After twenty-eight children have suffered injuries—two requiring professional medical treatment—Ohio-based toy manufacturer Step2 has recalled 2.5 million Push Around and Whisper Ride buggies.
Sold by major U.S. retailers, such as Target and Toys “R” Us, from August 1999 through March 2010, the car-like buggies were recommended for use by children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. Available in orange, red, blue, pink, and green, they ranged in price from $29 to $59.
Designed for small children to ride in the buggy while parents pushed them using a handle attached to the back of the toy, the defect involved the device connecting the handle to the buggy. The pin with a yellow knob securing the handle to the buggy would loosen, allowing the buggy to detach from the handle and parents to watch their children unexpectedly roll away from them.
While the recall doesn’t apply to buggies that have handles attached by bolts with white or black plastic knobs, parents with the yellow-knobbed buggy should contact Step2 for a free repair kit, either by calling 1-866-860-1887 or visiting the firm’s website, www.step2.com.
Step2 also owns Infantino, the San Diego-based company that recalled 1 million baby slings in March.
If you would like to report an incident or injury involving this particular recall or a different hazard related to this same toy, feel free to contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
If your child has been injured while using a defective toy, the manufacturer may be liable and obligated to compensate you for his or her medical expenses. The California Injury Lawyer will determine if you have a case and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Call 866-981-5596 or visit us on the web.