Step2 Recalls Riding Toys Due to Injury Reports

Step2® has issued a massive recall for about 2.5 million Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ children’s ride-on toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.
The recalled Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ were manufactured in the United States by Step2® Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio.

A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children. To date, the firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.

The Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors such as, orange, red, blue, pink, and green. The recalled buggies have a red “Step2” logo on the handle of the buggy.
Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall.

The recalled Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ were sold at major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2® for a free repair kit. Step2® can be reached toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s Web site at www.step2.com

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