Huffy Recalls Slider Tricycles Due to Loss of Control Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2012 Huffy® 20-Inch Slider Tricycle
Hazard: The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund.
Consumer Contact: Huffy toll-free at (888) 366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.huffybikes.com and click on "Product Recall" on the bottom of the page.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Huffy-Recalls-Slider-Tricycles
Units; About 5,040
Description: The recalled product is 2012 model year 20-inch, three-wheeled Slider. The tricycle has a white frame with a black seat and black handlebars. "Huffy" is printed on the front of the frame; "Slider" is printed on the frame's side. The model number, 98682, is located on the frame under the seat.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold Exclusively at: Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100.
Importer: Huffy Bicycles, of Centerville, Ohio
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission