Radio Flyer issues recall for riding toy

August 17, 2011 12:45:05 PM PDT
Chicago-based Radio Flyer is recalling about 165,000 Scoot 'n Zoom children's riding toys due to fall hazard.

Name of Product: Scoot 'n Zoom children's riding toy

Units: About 165,000

Distributor: Radio Flyer, of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The riding toy can tip over allowing a child to fall forward while riding, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Walmart and other retailers, and online at and from August 2010 through August 2011 for about $20.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund.

Consumer Contact: 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

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