Disney Princess racing trike recall

On April 21, 2011 the Disney® Princess Racing Trikes have been jointly recalled with Kiddieland, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves Disney┬« Princess racing trikes with UPC 661148 42812 7 and Item Number 042812. The trikes are pink and fuschia with a purple seat and wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a rotating castle display surrounded by three princess figures. "Disney Princess" is printed on a label on the front of the trike, just below the handlebar.

What is the danger?

The plastic castle display and the princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child is thrown forward and hits the display with his/her head when the trike is stopped suddenly.

In the United States, the US CPSC and Kiddieland have received three reports of children that suffered facial lacerations.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Kiddieland have received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these trikes.

What should I do?

You should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.

For more information, you may contact Kiddieland toll-free at 1-800-430-5307 or visit the Kiddieland website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 660 trikes were sold at Zellers retail stores across Canada. Approximately 10 trikes were sold direct from the JCPenny website to Canada.

In the United States, approximately 5,000 trikes were sold at Target and JCPenney stores nationwide and through target.com.

These recalled products were sold from January 2009 to May 2010 in Canada and the United States.

The trikes were manufactured in China. The distributor is Kiddieland Toys Ltd. of Hong Kong.