About 4,700 Ranger Rider Ride-On Toy Cars have been recalled following battery fire reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars were manufactured in China; imported by Bluestem Brands, Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, owner of Fingerhut and Gettington; and sold via Fingerhut catalogs and online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010 through May 2012. The defective toy cars sold for between $200 and $230.
The battery that operates the recalled Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars can overheat, smoke, melt, and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. To date, Bluestem has received nine reports of incidents in which batteries smoked or caught on fire and melted the battery’s connections or scorched the plastic in the ride-on car. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves battery-powered Range Rider ride-on toy cars with an off-road vehicle body style and plastic tires. The ride-on cars were sold in pink and tan and can be identified by their product code and model number (below). The model number can be found on the back of the seat of the ride-on toy car; the product code does not appear on the ride-on toy cars, but can be found on the product carton:
- Ran Range Rider: Model number 90407B; product code N1375.
- Pink Range Rider: Model number 90407G; product code NU640.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars, remove the battery, and contact Bluestem for a full refund of the purchase price, as well as reimbursement for shipping and handling. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled ride-on toy cars and can be reached, toll-free, at 1.866.931.5417, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s websites at www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com (click on “Product Recall”).
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