Children's riding vehicles face federal recall
Thursday, August 31st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Washington-AP--- Three companies are recalling their battery-powered children's riding vehicles for repair because the toys may pose a safety risk.
The vehicles being recalled in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission are:
_Certain models of Fisher-Price's Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons.
_Empire Industries' "Power Drivers" or "Buddy L."
_Tek Nek Toys' six-volt battery-powered riding vehicles.
Fisher-Price is recalling about 218-thousand battery-powered Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair because the foot pedals that activate the motorcycles can stick in the "on" position.
Empire Industries is recalling about 113-thousand of its "Power Drivers" and "Buddy L" vehicles for repair because the toy's battery chargers can overheat.
Tek Nek Toys is recalling about 294-thousand six-volt battery-powered children's riding vehicles because the charger or wires can overheat.
Fisher-Price (888) 289-9292
Empire at (800) 872-1869
Tek Nek at (877) 446-7719