Step2Â® has issued a massive recall for about 2.5 million Step2Â® Push Around Buggyâ„¢ and Whisper Ride Buggyâ„¢ childrenâ€™s ride-on toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.
The recalled Step2Â® Push Around Buggyâ„¢ and Whisper Ride Buggyâ„¢ were manufactured in the United States by Step2Â® 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 Step2Â® Push Around Buggyâ„¢ and Whisper Ride Buggyâ„¢ are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors such as, orange, red, blue, pink, and green. The recalled buggies have a red â€œStep2â€ 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 Step2Â® Push Around Buggyâ„¢ and Whisper Ride Buggyâ„¢ 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 Step2Â® for a free repair kit. Step2Â® 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 firmâ€™s Web site at www.step2.com