Head’s up, moms and dads. The Step2® Whisper Ride Touring Wagon™ has been recalled because of a fall hazard. Apparently, the removable blue seat backs of this wagon can detach, allowing a child in the wagon to fall out. According to the CPSC, Step2 has received 29 reports of the seat back detaching, 28 of which resulted in children falling from the wagon. Fourteen of these resulted in bumped heads and nine resulted in bruises, scratches or lacerations. Over 14,000 units are subject to this recall.
If you own this wagon, check to see if the seat belt is attached to the removable blue seat back. If so, stop using your wagon immediately and call Contact Step2 for a free repair kit. Call toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.step2.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Here is the product description offered by the CPSC: “This recall involves Step2® Whisper Ride Touring Wagons. The two-seat plastic wagon is 25-inches wide by 41.25-inches long by 20-inches high with blue seats, a tan wagon base and a red canopy. The Step2 logo appears on the canopy and on the side of the wagon base.”
The wagons were sold exclusively at: Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com from February 2013 to August 2013 for about $130.
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