August 31, 2000Tek Nek Toys Recalls Child
Mokena, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Tek Nek Toys said today
it is recalling about 294,000 battery-powered children's riding vehicles to replace the
battery chargers. The vehicles' battery charger or wires can overheat, presenting fire and
injury hazards to children.
CPSC and Tek Nek have received 17 reports of battery chargers and wires overheating, while
vehicles were being charged. Two consumers burned their hands while unplugging or charging
The Tek Nek vehicles being recalled are powered by one 6-volt battery and were
manufactured before April 2000. The vehicles are made of plastic and were sold under the
following model names: Prowler, Dodge Ram, Corvette, SPX Motorcycle and Honda. The model
name appears on each vehicle. Some models have working lights and horn, engine and music
sounds. A label on the vehicle reads "MADE IN CHINA." Tek Nek vehicles are
intended for children 1-1/2 to 4 years old, and the vehicles' speed ranges from 1 to 2
mph, depending on the model.
Toy stores and discount department stores sold the vehicles nationwide from July 1998
through April 2000 for about $89.
Consumers should stop using the vehicles immediately and contact Tek Nek at (877) 446-7719
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to receive a free, new charger.
Consumers should not charge the vehicles or let children use the vehicles until they have
received the new charger.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 31, 2000.
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