Recall: Radio Flyer Scoot 'N Zoom Children's Riding Toy
On 2011-08-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Radio Flyer Scoot 'N Zoom Children's Riding Toy due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2010 for about $20.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Radio Flyer riding toy recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Ride-on Toys (w/out motors) category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 621-7613
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What is the problem?
The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The riding toy is red molded plastic with black wheels and measures 19 inches long, 11 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall. The riding toy's model number 711 can be found molded on the underside of the toy. Units with a yellow UPC sticker underneath the product with model #711B are not recalled.
These items were sold new+ at Walmart and other retailers, and online at Amazon.com and Target.com from August 2010 through August 2011 for about $20.
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 take the recalled products away from children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund.
For additional information, contact Radio Flyer at (800)621-7613 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.radioflyer.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm received reports of ten incidents with six injuries, including three where teeth were loosened or removed, and three with chin lacerations requiring stitches.
+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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