Huffy Recalls Slider Tricycles Due to Loss of Control Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 17, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 17, 2013 – Recall number: 13-170

 

  • Huffy Slider

    Huffy Slider

Recall Summary

Name of product:  2012 Huffy® 20-Inch Slider Tricycle

Hazard:  The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.

Remedy:  View Details

Consumer Contact:  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.

Recall Details

Units:  About 5,040

Description:  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. 

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund. 

Sold exclusively at:  Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100. 

Importer:  Huffy Corp. of Centerville, Ohio

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Source: cpsc.gov