June 11, 1998
Release # 98-125
|CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and Safety 1st Announce Recall to Replace
Bouncing Buggy Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st of
Chestnut Hill, Mass., is voluntarily recalling to replace certain toy components on
106,000 Bouncing Buggies--a plastic car attached to a rocking base. The cat
"Stop" sign and dog "Go" sign toys attached to the snack tray may be
broken-off by a child, creating a sharp plastic edge.
Safety 1st has received more than 700 reports of children breaking-off the toys while
sitting in the buggy. There have been 33 reports of children being scratched, cut or
bruised from the broken-off toys, and one report of a child starting to choke.
The Bouncing Buggy is a plastic car permanently attached to a rocking base. A child is
placed in the car's swivel seat to play with the steering wheel, horn, shifter, keys and
the snack tray cat and dog sign toys. The recalled cat and dog sign toys are attached to
rods (like sign posts), which are attached to the snack tray at the rear of the car. Each
component is made of colorful plastic. "Safety 1st" appears between the car's
headlights. The toys involved can be identified by the "Product No. 45606" found
in raised lettering on the bottom of the rocking base.
Toy stores nationwide sold the Bouncing Buggy from May 1997 through April 1998 for about
Some of these toys may be more susceptible to breakage than others. Consumers should check
the products by pushing or pulling on both the cat and dog sign toys in all directions
several times. If either toy breaks or shows signs of breaking, consumers should remove
the toys from the tray immediately. ALL consumers should call Safety 1st at (800) 723-3065
Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT for free replacement toys with
installation instructions. Consumers also can write to: Safety 1st, Inc., 210 Boylston
Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167.
IF A WHITE STICKER "PRODUCT NO. 45606A" IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ROCKING BASE OR
ON THE FRONT OF THE BOX, THE TOYS ARE MADE OF A MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC AND ARE NOT SUBJECT
TO 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
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