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Target Recalls Scooters [08/25/2006]

Target Recalls Scooters - Various Breaking Parts Present Fall Hazard

CPSC

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.

Name of Product: Firestreet Scooters

Units: About 185,000

Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: Triple Win Sports, of Taiwan

Hazard: The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break and detach, causing the rider to lose control, fall and possibly suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received five reports of incidents and injuries resulting from breaking or collapsing parts. Injuries resulting from falls include: a fractured arm, cracked teeth, bruises to the head, face and arm, a report of a lacerated toe, and scratches.

Description: This recall involves F Forward Firestreet scooters. The red or blue aluminum scooters have a fold-down frame and model number BZ 020 SP. The "F Forward" logo is noted on the stem, wheel or base deck of the scooter.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 through July 2006 for about $24.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these scooters away from children immediately and return the scooter to the nearest Target store for a $24 gift card, plus applicable sales tax.

Consumer Contact: : For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at www.target.com

To view this release online, please got to our web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06238.html






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