About Tek Nek Butterfly Girl, Fire Rescue, Mermaid Ride-On Toys

Recall Date: 4/14/2004

April 14, 2004Release # 04-119 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 661-0222 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Tek Nek Toys Announce Recall of Ride-On Toys WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tek Nek Toys International, L.P., of Grapevine, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 ride-on toy trucks for repair. The screw and nut assembly attaching the steering wheel can come loose, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. Tek Nek Toys has received six reports of the screw and nut coming loose, including the death of an 18-month-old boy who aspirated a screw. The ride-on toys were sold under five model names including Butterfly Girl, Fire Rescue, Mermaid, Police Car and Tonka Construction Crew. The toys can be used as a ride-on or push walker toy, with a handle on the back of the seat rest. These toys were sold for children age 1 to 3 years old. On the dash of the ride-on toys are buttons which produce sounds when activated. The recalled Ride-on vehicles have a date code from 20021127 to 20030319. The date code is located in the battery compartment located on the top panel next to the steering wheel. Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Kmart, Meijer and Shopko sold the ride-on toys nationwide from December 2002 through March 2004 for about $30.Consumers should take these recalled ride-on toy vehicles away from young children immediately and contact Tek Nek Toys for free replacement parts. For more information, contact Tek Nek toys at (888) 661-0222 anytime or visit Tek Nek’s website at www.teknektoys.com. Conumers can also view a video clip about this recall (standard version or a higher quality version – broadband connection recommended) (transcript) . This is in “streaming video” format

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  • Tek Nek
  • Wal-Mart
  • Toys R Us
  • Kmart
  • Meijer
  • Shopko

Category ID: 2203


  • Choking

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2004/CPSC-Tek-Nek-Toys-Announce-Recall-of-Ride-On-Toys-