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Children's ride-on, waterslides recalled

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Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:39 am

WASHINGTON – Consumers should stop using the following products, which are being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: X-Rider Car Hazard: Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy. Consumer contact: Step2, toll-free at 1-866-860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or online at www.step2.com, and click on the “View Details” link under Recall Information for more information. Units: About 15,500 Description: It is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Step2's contact information is on the rider's left side of the car. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child's front teeth. Sold at: Target and other retailers January-August for about $25. Manufacturer: The Step2 Company of Streetsboro, Ohio. Manufactured in: United States ••• Name of product: Liquid Motion waterslides Hazard: The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled waterslides and contact Sportspower to receive new labels to affix to the waterslide. The labels warn consumers not to use the waterslide if they are older than 13 years of age and/or weigh more than 100 pounds. The labels also warn consumers never to slide head first. Consumer Contact: Sportspower; toll-free at 1-888-965-0565, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, online at www.sportspowerltd.net or email customerservice@sports powerltd.net for more information. Units: About 1,500 Description: The waterslides are blue and yellow and measure about 18 feet long by 9 feet high by 5 feet wide. Recalled waterslides have item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340 located on the packaging. Incidents/Injuries: Sportspower has received one report of a man who received a neck injury after sliding down the waterslide head first. Sold exclusively at: Menards from April 2010 through July 2010 for about $300. Manufacturer: Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong Manufactured in: China