Kiddieland Recalls Disney Princess Trikes, Children’s Scooters

Kiddieland Toys Limited of Scituate, Massachusetts issued two product recalls for laceration hazards caused by defective Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters and defective Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

The agency advises consumers to immediately take the recalled scooters and trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit for the defective scooters and a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display for the trikes.

Kiddieland can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.430.5307 or at its website www.kiddieland.com.hk.

Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters
About 16,000 defective Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters were recalled in the United States and another 700 in Canada were recalled because a child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. To date, CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.

This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™, and a pink girl’s scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. “Kiddieland” is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends™ are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform.

The recalled Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters were manufactured in China and sold at Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40

Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes
About 9,000 Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes are being recalled in the United States, another 700 were recalled in Canada. The plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. To date, CPSC and Kiddieland have received three reports of children suffering facial lacerations.

This recall involves the Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes. The trikes are pink and fuchsia with a purple seat and wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a rotating castle display surrounded by three princess figures. “Disney Princess” is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.

The defective Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Target, JCPenney, Meijer, and H.E.B. stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from January 2009 through April 2011 for about $50.

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