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Step2 X-Rider recalled

Bob Gaetjens | Editor Published: November 28, 2012 4:36 PM

Streetsboro’s Step2 Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall of the X-Rider Car, according to a Nov. 27 news release from the commission.

The X-Rider Car is “a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat and two blue stickers that simulate headlights,” states the news release.

Step2 and the commission advise against using the X-Rider Car.

While the product meets stability standards, Step2 reports in blog entry regarding the recall there have been injuries associated with the toy.

“At Step2, we take product safety very seriously,” states the company blog. “There have been four reports, including two reports of injury. Children use their feet to propel the vehicle but if their feet are leaned forward too far, children can go over the handlebar.”

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One child received a concussion and cuts to the gums and lips and the other a head bump, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission news release.

According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, about 15,500 X-Riders have been sold from Target and other retail stores for about $25 from January to August 2012.

Parents who own the toy are advised to call Step2 at 866-860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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