Hazard: Fire & Fire-Related Burn
Recall Date: 2008-02-19
Recall: 4207 – 08195
Product Name: Dumar International Cinderella 12-Volt Electric Ride-On Vehicles
Description: Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars Recalled by Dumar International USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2008 Release #08-195 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 424-0500 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Cinderella Battery-Powered Toy Cars Recalled by Dumar International USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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