altOn April 21st, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kiddieland Toys Limited, announced a voluntary recall of their Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters due to a potential laceration hazard.

What do you need to know about this recall?

 A child’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. As of April 21st, 2011, the CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches. About 16,000 of these scooters were sold in the United States and 700 in Canada This recall involves three models of Kiddieland “Lights and Sounds” three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™ and a pink girl’s scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. “Kiddieland” is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends™ are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girl’s model has butterflies on the platform. These scooters were sold at manufactured in China and sold at Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40.

What should you do if you own one of these products?

Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit.  For additional information, contact Kiddieland toll-free at (800) 430-5307 or visit the firm’s website.

Additional information can be found at the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) website.