Children's Merry-Go-Rounds recalled by Pacific Cycle due to fall hazard

June 13, 2008 12:26:50 PM PDT
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. The inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, causing the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground. This poses a fall hazard to children riding the merry-go-round.

Pacific Cycle has received one report of an injury involving the merry-go- round, which resulted in a fall and abrasions to a child.

The product is Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds and is sold exclusively by Toys R Us nationwide between January 2008 through March 2008 for between $80 and $100. About 15,000 units have been produced. The Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Round has four yellow plastic seats and black and silver metal bars.

Consumers should immediately take the merry-go-round away from children and return it to Toys R Us for a full refund, or contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free retrofit kit.

For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Pacific-cycle.com or the Consumer Product Safety Commission


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