Toy Ride-on Range Rider Cars recalled for Overheating Batteries

Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Bluestem Brands, Inc. is recalling around 4,700 battery-operated toy ride-on cars because of a fire and burn danger. The batteries could overheat and cause smoke. The toy could melt and catch on fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall today.

The recall was announced after Bluestem received nine reports of the batteries smoking and catching on fire. No injuries were reported, but the toys battery connections and the plastic on it were damaged.

Two model numbers are involved in this recall. The Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars came in a pink or a tan color. They were sold through Fingerhut catalogs and online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com between September 2010 and May 2012 at a price range of $200 and $230.

The product code and model number will determine if the toy car is involved in the recall. The model number is found on the back of the seat on the toy car. The product code was not on the car, but on the box that it originally came in. The Tan Range Rider has a model number of 90407B with a product code number of NI374. The Pink Range Rider has a model number of 90407G and a product code number of NU640.

Consumers who have the recalled Range Rider toy cars should stop using them. They are instructed to take the battery out of the car and then contact Bluestem to get a full refund for the purchase price and a reimbursement for shipping and handling. Bluestem will be contacting customers who had purchased the recalled ride-on toy cars as well.

For more information about this recall or to contact Bluestem, consumers can call the company toll-free at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. More information will also be available online at either www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com under the Product Recall link.

By: N Wilson

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