Car-Like Toy Buggies Recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Ohio company recalled 2.5 million ride-on
toy buggies Wednesday, because a design flaw can allow them to roll
away uncontrolled.
The buggies, which resemble cars, have long handles so parents
can push them like a stroller.
The push handles on select Step2 Push Around and Whisper Ride
buggies can detach, allowing the buggies to roll away without any
means of control, according to the Consumer Product Safety
Streetsboro, Ohio-based Step 2 has received 28 reports of
detached handles, including two reports of injuries that required
medical treatment.
The push handles on the recalled buggies are attached by a pin
with a yellow knob on the head. Buggies with handles attached by
bolts with black or white plastic heads are not included in the
The U.S.-made buggies were sold between August 1999 and March

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