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
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.
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.
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.
Distributor Peg Perego Canada Inc.
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 at info.Canada@pegperego.com.
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.