Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars
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: Cinderella 12-Volt Electric Ride-On Vehicles
Units: About 64,000
Manufacturer: Dumar International USA, of Franklin, Mass.
Hazard: The wires under the hood of the car and/or in the battery
compartment under the seat can short circuit, posing a fire and burn
hazard to children riding in the car.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm and CPSC are aware of 40 incidents of the
toy car's wires overheating. In several incidents, smoke was seen coming
out from underneath the seat area where the battery is located. In one
incident, flames shot from under the hood while a 4-year-old girl was
riding the vehicle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The electric ride-on toy resembles the Pontiac Solstice. It
is light blue and has Cinderella graphics on the front and sides. The
wheels, steering wheel and two seats are pink. The white dashboard may
contain an optional radio. "Pontiac Solstice" is printed on the back of
the car. "Walt Disney's Cinderella Special Edition" is printed on the
license plate. It is designed for children 4 to 7 years old.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2005 through February
2006 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy cars away
from children and contact Dumar International for a free retrofit kit,
including a new battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dumar
International at (866) 424-0500 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dumarusa.com
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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