On November 1st, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kiddieland Toys Limited, announced a voluntary recall of their Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes due to a potential laceration hazard.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
This recall involves the Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Racing Trike. The trike is green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a Tinkerbell figure and three other rotating fairy figures. “Disney Fairies” is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar. The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.
About 12,000 of these trikes are currently being recalled and about 9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were previously recalled in April of 2011.
This product was manufactured in China and sold at Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50. As of November 1st, 2011, 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.
What should you do if you own one of these products?
Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display. And consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
For additional information, contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 anytime, or visit the firm’s website here.
** Please Note: New model Princess Trikes do not have figurines and are not included in this recall.