The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bluestem Brands of Eden Prairie, Maine, are recalling 4,700 Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars because the toy car’s battery can overheat, smoke, melt and catch fire. To date, Bluestem Brands has received nine reports of incidents of batteries smoking and catching on fire, none of which involve injuries.
The toy cars were manufactured in China, and imported to the U.S. by Bluestem Brands, the parent company of Fingerhut and Gettington. They were sold from the Fingerhut catalog and from Fingerhut’s and Gettington’s online stores from September 2010 through May 2012, for approximately $200 to $230.
The toy cars have an “off-road” vehicle body style and were available in colors tan and pink. The tan Range Rider bore the model number 90407B and product code N1374, and the pink Range Rider, model number 90407G and product code NU640.
Consumers should immediately remove the toy cars from their children’s access, carefully remove the toy car's battery and contact Bluestem Brands for a full refund of the purchase price plus shipping, by calling their toll-free number, (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time. Consumers may also visit the companies’ websites http://www.fingerhut.com or http://www.gettington.com and click on “Product Recall.”
For photos of the recalled Ride-On Toy Cars, please visit the CPSC website at: