Recall: 2012 Huffy 20-Inch Slider Tricycle
On 2013-04-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 2012 Huffy 20-Inch Slider Tricycle due to a potential crash and fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $100.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Huffy tricycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Ride-on Toys (w/out motors) category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 366-3828
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What is the problem?
The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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