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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

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.

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

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Huffy-Recalls-Slider-Tricycles/

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