The Step2 Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of more than 15,000 children’s riding toys due to a fall hazard posed if the child leans too far forward.
To this date, the company has received four reports of incidents involving the recalled item. One incident resulted in head bumps and another in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip of the child’s mouth.
The recall involves the X-Rider Car made by Step2. It is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat that were sold at Target Stores and various other retailers from January through August 2012.
Consumers are urged to contact Step2 for a free replacement toy. In the meantime, small children should not use the toy to prevent an injury. For more information, contact the company directly at (866) 860-1887 or by visiting www.step@.com and “View Details” listed under the recall information section.
A news release by the CPSC includes photos of the recalled toy for reference.