Posted on: August 10, 2011
Radio Flyer children’s riding toys are being recalled because they could be unstable, causing the child to fall, according to news reports .
About 165,000 Radio Flyer’s Scoot ‘n Zoom children’s riding toy are affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers are urged to stop using recalled products immediately.
The problem with the scooters lies in the toy’s design.
“The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children,” according to a press release.
So far, Radio Flyer has received ten incidents with six injuries, including three where teeth were loosened or removed, and three with chin lacerations requiring stitches.
The product included in the recall is: a red molded plastic with black wheels and measures 19 inches long, 11 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall. The riding toy’s model number 711 can be found molded on the underside of the toy. Units with a yellow UPC sticker underneath the product with model #711B are not recalled.
As a Greenville personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to stop letting their children play with this toy.
While we don’t handle this kind of personal injury case we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a school bus accident, you might wish to contact a Greenville personal injury lawyer who can help.