15,500 Step2 Children’s Riding Toys Recalled Due To Fall Hazard

Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Step2 Company issued a recall involving around 15,500 Children’s Riding Toys due to a fall hazard.

The issue: children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard. So far, the firm has received four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child’s front teeth.

The recalled product is an X-Rider Car. It is a red, plastic toy scooter 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. Step2’s contact information is located on the rider’s left side of the car. Children use their feet to propel the toy.

The toys were sold in Target and other retailers from January 2012 through August 2012 for about $25. Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy. They can do so toll-free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.step2.com, and click on the “View Details” link under Recall Information for more information.