LEGO Recalls Toy Trucks Due to Puncture Hazard to Young Children
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: LEGO EXPLORE Super Trucks
Units: About 358,000
Manufacturer: LEGO Systems Inc., of Enfield, Conn.
Hazard: The plastic wheels on the truck can detach, exposing a metal axle. This poses a puncture hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: LEGO Systems, Inc. has received 10 reports of a wheel detaching. Two children received serious puncture injuries resulting from the exposed metal axle once the wheel detached. Another child fell when the wheel came off of the toy truck.
Description: LEGO EXPLORE Super Truck is a toy-in-toy product designed for children ages 18 months and up. The toy features a red plastic pick-up/dump truck that measures about 15-inches high and 19-inches wide with four 7-inch black plastic wheels that are packed with a box of 40 LEGO DUPLO bricks in the cargo area. The unit has a row of DUPLO “studs” across the top of the cab, molded yellow headlights and stickers on the front and sides of the unit create the idea of a windshield, windows and doors depicting a LEGO figure in the driver’s seat. The LEGO Explore logo is printed on the door stickers. The box of DUPLO bricks is not included in this recall.
Sold at: Various retailers nationwide, including Toys “R” Us and Wal-Mart, from August 2002 through August 2004 for about $20.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy trucks (not the bricks) immediately and contact LEGO Systems for information on receiving a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LEGO at (800) 718-1858 anytime, or visit www.LEGO.com