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June 23, 1995

Release # 95-139
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, Radio Flyer Announce Tricycle Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radio Flyer, Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 24,975 Tornado and Power Tricycles. A weld on the front fork may fail during use, which may cause a child riding the tricycle to fall.

CPSC is aware of one incident in which a child received minor injuries from a fall after the weld on the front fork failed during use. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury arising from a defective fork weld.

This recall applies to the 300 Tornado (blue with light blue trim), PTG Power Trike (green with red trim), PTP Power Trike (purple with pink trim), and PTB Power Trike (blue with light blue trim) tricycles. Each tricycle's front wheel is approximately 12 inches in diameter. All of the tricycles except the 300 Tornado have Radio Flyer decals on the frame. The Tornado tricycles were sold nationwide through warehouse club outlets located in the Western United States between August 1, 1994 and December 31, 1994 for approximately $29.99. The 3 Power Trike models were sold nationwide through various retailers from August 1, 1994 through June, 1995 for approximately $39.99.

Consumers should inspect their tricycle to determine whether it is affected by this recall. If the 1.5 inch washer between the front fork and tricycle frame is the same color as the frame, consumers should take the tricycle away from children immediately. Consumers should call Radio Flyer, Inc. at (800) 621-7613 for a free replacement piece. Consumers may also return the tricycle to the store where purchased for an exchange or refund. Radio Flyer tricycles with black 1.5 inch washers between the front fork and frame are not affected by this recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to