Recall: Hot Wheels, Urban Shredder Ride-On Toys
On 2013-04-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hot Wheels, Urban Shredder Ride-On Toys due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2012 for about $270 to $350.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Heshan Congtin Technological Development ride-on toy recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the ATVs & Motorized Ride-ons category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 551-0032
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What is the problem?
The Urban Shredder ride-on toys can unexpectedly accelerate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves battery-operated Hot Wheels branded Urban Shredder ride-on toys. The toys were sold in green and black (Model Nos. 8801-05 and 8801-05com) or red and black (Model No. 8801-15) and have Hot Wheels graphics. Recalled models were manufactured on September 15, 2012, October 15, 2012, or December 1, 2012. Model number 8801-15 or 8801-05 or 8801-05com and the date of manufacture, formatted as "YYYY/MM/DD," are printed on a data label on the underside of the Urban Shredder. The serial number can be found etched or printed on the underside of the Urban Shredder near the data label. Serial numbers included in the recall have:
a. letters "CT-EEI" followed by a six-digit number in the range of 000001 through 003075 and 010759 through 11075;
b. or the letters "CT-EEJ" followed by a six digit number in the range of 003076 through 010758;
c. or the letters "CT-CEJ" followed by a six digit number in the range of 003000 through 005000.
These items were sold new+ at Target, Toys R Us and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com from November 2012 to February 2013 for between $270 and $350.
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 recalled toy, disconnect the battery and return the shredder to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.
Dynacraft at (800)551-0032 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.dynacraftbike.com, and click on "Owners," then select "Warnings/Recalls."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Dynacraft has received 17 reports of the Urban Shredder toys accelerating. No injuries have been reported.
+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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