Ride-on toys recalled due to fire hazard

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The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Bluestem brand Range Rider Ride-on Toys because of fire and burn hazards. The recall involves approximately 4,700 battery-powered ride-on toy cars imported from China by Bluestem Brands, Inc., owner of Fingerhut and Gettington.

According to the CPSC, Bluestem has received nine reports of batteries overheating, smoking, and catching on fire, resulting in melted battery connections and/or scorched plastic inside the toy.  To date, no personal injuries have been reported.

The Range Rider Ride-On toy cars were through Fingerhut catalogs and online by Fingerhut and Gettington from September 2019 through May 2012. The cars were available in tan (Product Code N1374, Model #90407B) and pink (Product Code NU640, Model # 90407G).

The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to immediately stop using the toys.  Anyone who purchased one of these defective recalled toys should contact Bluestem for a refund.  The CPSC reminds consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

For more information on this defective product and others, contact the Ohio product liability lawyers at Clark, Perdue & List.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Bluestem Brands Recalls Range Rider Ride-on Toy Cars Due to Fire and Burn Hazards,” September 12, 2012.