Wishbone Design Studio Limited recalls Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition 3-in-1 and 2-in-1

Starting date:
October 23, 2015
Posting date:
October 23, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Sports/Fitness, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55492

Affected products

Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition 3-in-1 AND Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition 2-in-1

Product description

This recall involves Wishbone Design Studio Ltd.'s Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 trike-to-balance bikes made from recycled black plastic materials with 30.5 centimetres (12-inch), air-filled white rubber tires. The adjustable seat height ranges from 9 to 20 inches. The bikes weigh about 4,535.9 grams (10 pounds). The two recalled bikes include one 3-in-1 model, which is adjustable as a 3-wheeler or 2-wheeler with a high seat or low seat; and one 2-wheeler model, which is adjustable with a high or low seat.

The date codes for production appear in a round dial on the front frame of the bikes under the seat. Date codes are either 12/13 (December 2013) or 05/14 (May 2014). The year appears in the center of the dial and the arrow points to the month. There is also a Wishbone logo embossed on each bike fork. The affected products have the SKU 4016 or 4116 and barcode 9421903253132 or 9421901544768.

Hazard identified

The handlebar can pinch fingers placed at the center where the handlebar connects to the bike frame.

Wishbone Design Studio Ltd. has received reports of four incidents, including two injuries; one required stitches and the other one required restorative surgery.

Neither Health Canada nor Wishbone Design Studios Ltd. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this toy in Canada.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 114 units of the recalled products were sold at various retailers across Canada whereas approximately 400 were sold in the United States and 4,500 additional units were sold worldwide.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold in Canada from October 2014 to June 2015 at various independent toy and bicycle stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Wishbone Design Studio Limited
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND
Importer
Wishbone Design Studio Limited.
Yardville
New Jersey
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the bike, take it away from children and contact Wishbone or the store where the bike was purchased for a free neoprene cover for the handlebar.

For additional information, consumers may contact Wishbone Design Studios Ltd. by email or visit the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.