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U.S. toy company recalls 2.5 million buggies

05-14-2010 15:30 BJT

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Toy maker Step2 Co. has recalled 2.5 million ride-on buggies which have problems with their handles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Thursday.

The toys pose a "serious risk of injury to young children," the CPSC said.

Two children needed "professional medical treatment" after the handle detached from the car-like buggies, and 26 children got scraped and scratched in other incidents, the agency said in a statement.

A pin with a yellow head on Step2's "Push Around and Whisper Ride" buggies can come loose, enabling the buggy to roll way, the agency said.

"The yellow knob pin can become loose and allow the handle to separate from the buggy," Step2 Co. said on its Web. "Affected buggies have pins with yellow plastic knobs on the back of the buggy attaching the handle to the buggy."

The recall applies to buggies sold from August 1999 through March 2010 for 29 to 59 dollars, according to Step2 Co.

"If the buggy has a pin with a yellow plastic knob, immediately stop using the buggy and call Step2 for a repair kit," said the company.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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