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Hedstrom Probe VI battery-powered riding toys

Description: Probe VI Riding Toy Repair by Hedstrom NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued July 7, 1988 Revised October 21, 2004 Release # 88-046 Note: Firm out of business. Consumers should discard or destroy the products to prevent injuries. Hedstrom Makes Second Appeal for Repair of Riding Toy ATV WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hedstrom Corporation of Bedford, Pa., again warned consumers to obtain a free repair kit for the company's "Probe VI" battery-powered toy all-terrain vehicle following reports to government safety experts that three more riding toys have caught fire or smoked. Hedstrom first announced availability of the repair kit last December, but consumer response has been slow. According the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 11 reported incidents of the six-wheeled toy ATVs catching fire. Serious personal injury or property damage could result if the riding toys are not modified with the repair kit to reduce the risk of fire. Hedstrom said affected riding toys may be identified by checking the model label on the front underside of the plastic body. Models subject to the repair program, all of which do not contain fuses, are 67-3890, 67-3891, 67-3892, 67-3893 and 67- 38931. The label shows a manufacturing date prior to June, 1985, after which the company added fuses to the wiring harness. All riding toys equipped with fuses are not subject to the repair program. Consumers having any of the affected Hedstrom Probe VI - riding toys should immediately stop using the toy and discard or destroy the toy.The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. The ones manufactured prior to June 1985 can catch fire because they do not have fuses. Models affected are: 67-3890 67-3891 67-3892 67-38921 67-3893 67-38931 with dates of manufacture prior to June 1985, as shown on the model identification label. [Learn More]

Hedstrom Probe VI battery-powered riding toys Recall Information

Recall Date07/11/1988
Recall ID4752
Recall Number88046
Product TypeToy Ride-on
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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