WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Firestreet Scooters
Units: About 185,000
Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: Triple Win Sports, of Taiwan
Hazard: The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break and detach,
causing the rider to lose control, fall and possibly suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received five reports of incidents and
injuries resulting from breaking or collapsing parts. Injuries resulting
from falls include: a fractured arm, cracked teeth, bruises to the head,
face and arm, a report of a lacerated toe, and scratches.
Description: This recall involves F Forward Firestreet scooters. The red
or blue aluminum scooters have a fold-down frame and model number BZ 020
SP. The "F Forward" logo is noted on the stem, wheel or base deck of the
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 through July 2006
for about $24.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these scooters away from children
immediately and return the scooter to the nearest Target store for a $24
gift card, plus applicable sales tax.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target
at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
log on to the firm's Web site.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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