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Step2® Recalls to Repair 2.5 Million Riding Toys Due to Risk of Injury

About 2.5 million Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies by Step2® have been recalled. A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children.

The firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.

The Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red "Step2" logo on the handle of the buggy.

Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall.

The recalled buggies were sold at major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2 for a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10229.html.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1035

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