August 31, 2000Fisher-Price Recalls Certain
Power Wheels Ride-Ons
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Fisher-Price said today it is recalling about 218,000 battery-powered Power Wheels
Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair. The foot pedals, which activate the
ride-ons, can stick in the "on" position. Children can be injured when the
motorcycle ride-ons fail to stop and strike other objects.
Fisher-Price has received nine reports of the foot pedal on these vehicles sticking. One
3-year-old boy suffered cuts and bruises when his motorcycle ride-ons ran into a home.
The recalled Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons have model numbers 74290,
74293 (with a red body) and 74298 (with a black body). A "Power Wheels by
Fisher-Price" logo is located on the left side of the seat on the product, and the
model number is located on a label in the battery compartment. Only model numbers 74290,
74293 and 74298 are being recalled. These vehicles are intended for children 3 and older,
and the vehicles' speed is 2.5 or 5 mph.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores, and Harley-Davidson dealerships sold the
motorcycle ride-ons nationwide from September 1999 through August 2000 for about $190 for
the red vehicle and $700 for the black vehicle.
Consumers should stop using these motorcycle ride-ons immediately, and call Fisher-Price
to determine if your vehicle is part of this recall. Consumers with recalled ride-ons will
receive a free foot pedal repair kit. The repair can be easily completed in the home.
Consumers should call Fisher-Price at (888) 289-9292 anytime, or visit the Fisher-Price
web site here
for more information. Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons that have model
number 74370 (with a pink body) are not part of this recall.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 31, 2000.
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