According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), around 14,000 Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon products, which were sold only at Toys “R” Us stores, have been recalled by the Ohio-based manufacturer. The wagons became available February 2013 and remained on the shelves until August 2013. The purchasing price was $130.
The wagon has three prominent colors: blue, tan, and red. It is a two-seater with 25 inches in width, 41.25 inches in length, and 20 inches in height. The Step2 company logo can be found on the canopy and on the side of the wagon.
Step2 decided on the recall after they received a string of reports, all concerning the detachable blue seat backs. Twenty-nine consumers reported the seat back detaching randomly. Twenty-eight of these cases involved a child tumbling out of the wagon as a result. Furthermore, 14 of the children who fell received bumped heads and nine suffered bruises, scratchers, or lacerations.
If you are in possession of this specific product, you should immediately halt all usage of it and contact Step2 for a free repair kit. The company can be contacted toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on weekdays. You can also visit their website for more info on this recall: www.step2.com.
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