Thursday, March 27, 2008
RECALL: Plush Rocker Toys By Tek Nek Toys Due to Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tek Nek Toys Int’l, today announced a voluntary recall of about 122,000 Rock ‘N Ride Plush Rocker Toys because the base of the rocker can become unstable and allow the rocker to tip forward or backward, posing a fall hazard to children.
Tek Nek Toys has received 35 reports of the rockers tipping over, including ten reports of injuries such as bumps, bruises and lacerations.
This recall involves Rock ‘N Ride plush rocker toys sold in eight models: brown pony, pink pony, pink unicorn, deluxe pony, deluxe bull, lil’ penguin, lil’ propeller plane and Clifford big red rocker. The toys have molded plastic rocker bases and were sold for children at least 18 months old and up to 65 lbs. A button on the toy’s ear, hat or dash activates songs and phrases when pressed. Rockers included in this recall have a date code from July 26, 2007 through December 29, 2007. The date codes are printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.
Parents should immediately take the rocker toys away from young children and contact Tek Nek Toys toll-free at (888) 686-2728 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.teknektoys.com for a free replacement base.