Step 2 recalls ride-on buggies over faulty handles

Posted May 12, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.

 Associated Press | An Ohio company recalled 2.5 million ride-on
toy buggies Wednesday, because a design flaw can allow them to roll away

The buggies, which resemble cars, have long handles so parents can push
them like a stroller.

Those handles on select Step 2 Push Around and Whisper Ride buggies can detach, allowing the buggies to roll away without any means of control, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Streetsboro, Ohio-based Step 2 has received 28 reports of detached handles, including two reports of injuries that required medical treatment.

The handles on the recalled buggies are attached by a pin with a yellow knob on the head. Buggies with handles attached by bolts with black or white plastic heads are not included in the recall.

The U.S.-made buggies were sold between August 1999 and March 2010.

To receive a free repair kit, call 866-860-1887.


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