Thousands of plastic children's tricycles sold exclusively by giant retailer Target are being recalled today, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safey Commission. The riding toys feature Disney characters protruding from the top that may cut riders who fall on them.
The current recall affects 12,000 Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes made by Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass., and sold at Target stores nationwide from July through December 2009 for about $50.
The trikes are green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. On top of each toy's handlebar is a Tinkerbell figure and three other rotating fairy figures.
The CPSC and Kiddieland have received one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.
The federal agency also notes that the current Kiddieland recall is similar to a previous recall of the company's Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes sold at Target, JCPenney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide. That recall of 9,000 tricycles in the U.S. was prompted after three children were injured from similar protruding pieces. The CPSC notes, however, that new models of Princess Trikes from Kiddieland are not affected by this current recall.
Parents should immediately take these flawed trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.
For additional information, consumers can call Kiddieland at 800-430-5307, or visit the firm's website at www.kiddieland.com.hk.