Product Recall: Target Firestreet Scooters

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Toys

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Firestreet Scooters. The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break and detach, causing the rider to lose control, fall and possibly suffer injuries. There have been at least five injuries caused by breaking or collapsing parts on the scooters including a fractured arm, cracked teeth, bruises, and a lacerated toe. The cracked teeth is the scariest to me -- the others will heal, but once you get those grown-up teeth, you can't fix 'em if something goes wrong. Makes me want to stuff the kids' mouths with bubblewrap or something.

The scooters being recalled are the F Forward Firestreet scooters. They come in red or blue and are made of aluminum. They have a fold-down frame and the "F Forward" logo is found on either the stem, wheel or deck of the scooter. The scooters were sold across the country at Target stores from February 2004 through July 2006 for about $24. Approximately 185,000 of these scooters have been sold. If you've got one of these scooters, return it immediately to the nearest Target store for a $24 (plus tax) gift card. For more information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the Target Web site.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.