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Dorel, Safety 1st Corvette, Batmobile Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles

Description: Dorel Juvenile Group USA Recall to Repair Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2005 Release #06-018 Dorel Ride-On Hotline: (866) 611-3022 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Dorel Juvenile Group USA Announce Recall to Repair Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles Units: About 141,000 Manufacturer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind. Hazard: An electronic malfunction can occur in the ride-on vehicle's circuit board and/or battery connector, resulting in smoking and melting of components. This poses a vehicle fire hazard and a burn hazard to consumers if components are touched while malfunctioning. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 49 reports of overheating or melting components on the ride-on vehicles. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled battery-powered ride-on vehicles include the Pink Corvette®, Torch Red Corvette®, Yellow Race Car Corvette®, Red Electroplate Corvette®, Fire Engine, and Batmobile® with the model numbers listed in the chart below. They were sold under the brands Safety 1st and Kid Trax by Safety 1st. The ride-on vehicles were manufactured between January 2004 and August 2005. The manufacture date is located on the underside of the unit and is molded into the plastic body as shown below. The circle on left displays the month of manufacture, the circle on the right displays the year of manufacture. The model numbers are located on the underside of the vehicles near the date code. Ride-On Vehicle Name Model Safety 1 st Pink Corvette® 50503/50503A Safety 1 st Torch Red Corvette® 50504/50504A Safety 1 st Yellow Race Car Corvette® 50505/50505A Safety 1 st Red Electroplate Corvette® 50521/50521A Kid Trax Fire Engine 50506/50506A Safety 1 st Batmobile® 50527 Sold at: Major toy stores and mass merchandise outlets nationwide under the brands Safety 1st and Kid Trax by Safety 1st from January 2004 through August 2005 for about $300. Manufactured In: China Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled ride-on vehicles away from children immediately and contact the company for a free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group's Ride-On hotline toll-free at (866) 611-3022 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Month Year Pink Corvette® Torch Red Corvette® Yellow Race Car Corvette® Red Electroplate Corvette® Fire Engine Batmobile® [Learn More]

Dorel, Safety 1st Corvette, Batmobile Battery-Powered Ride-On Vehicles Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date10/27/2005
Recall ID3149
Recall Number06018
Product TypeToy Ride-on
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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