Toy scooter sold at Target and other stores recalled for safety issues
A riding toy sold at Target and other retailers is being voluntarily recalled by the Step2 Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to state officials.
The X-Rider Car, a toy scooter made by the Step2 Co.
Children who lean too far forward on the X-Rider Car, a red, plastic toy scooter, can fall over the handle bar onto the ground, according to a Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection press release. Four incidents have already been reported, with one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip.
The scooters were sold for about $25 at Target and other retailers from January through August of this year, with about 15,500 being purchased nationwide by consumers.
The X-Rider Car is red with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Children use their feet to propel the toy.
What to do, who to contact
Those who purchased the item should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 toll-free at 866-860-1887 to receive a free replacement toy. Call the Streetsboro, Ohio-based company weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time), or visit the website at step2.com and click on the "View Details" link under Recall Information for information.