15,000 Radio Flyer push cars recalled because of choking hazard


Tuesday, June 18th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) _ Radio Flyer Inc. is recalling about 15,000 wooden push cars for repair because the horn can come off the steering wheel, exposing a small part that poses a choking hazard to children.

The Chicago company has received three reports of the horns being pulled off, but no injuries have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The recalled Little Wooden Push Car is about 24 inches long, 14 inches wide and 18 inches high. The car has a natural wood body, a red steering wheel column, a red metal bar on the back and a red plastic horn. ``Radio Flyer'' is written on both sides of the car, which is intended for children ages 1 to 3. Children sit in the car and move it with their feet.

Only wooden push Cars with horns are part of this recall.

Toy stores, catalogs and Web sites sold these cars from February 1999 through June 2002 for about $60.

The government said consumers should take the recalled cars away from young children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a replacement steering wheel.

For more information, consumers can call Radio Flyer toll-free at 1-800-621-7613 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.