Peg Perego recalls Children's 850 Polaris Sportsman Ride-On Toy Vehicle

Starting date:
November 8, 2016
Posting date:
November 8, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard, Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60876

Affected products

Peg Perego's 850 Polaris Sportsman Ride-On

Product description

This recall involves Peg Perego's 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on, 24-volt battery operated toy vehicles intended for children ages 5 to 7 years. The two passenger ATV-style vehicles are silver, red and black, and have four wheels, a flip-up backrest for the back passenger and  front and rear luggage racks.

Vehicles with date codes 651016, 651017, 651020, 651021, 651022, 651023, 651024, 651027, 651028, 651029, 651030, 660304, 660305, 661123, 661124, 661125 and 661130 are included in this recall. The date codes can be found underneath the vehicle seat. Sportsman Twin and 850 EFI appear on the side of the ride-on vehicle, and Polaris appears on the side of the vehicle's seat.

Hazard identified

A relay on the circuit board can fail causing the vehicle's motor to overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada. Peg Perego Canada Inc. has received one report of the motor overheating which resulted in the melting of surrounding plastic.  No injuries were reported.

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 203 units of the recalled children's ride-on toy were sold at various retailers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled children's ride-on toy vehicles were sold from October 2014 to April 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States.

Companies

Distributor
Peg Perego Canada Inc.
Pickering
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Peg Perego
Fort Wayne
Indiana
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy vehicles and contact Peg Perego to receive a free replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping.

For more information, consumers may contact Peg Perego Canada Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-661-5050 between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or by email.

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.