By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Barbie Dream Campers can continue to run after release of foot pedal.
Fisher-Price has recalled around 44,000 children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because the ride-on toys can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, posing an injury hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-058, February 5, 2018).
Incidents and injuries. Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of the toys continuing to run after the foot pedal was released. No injuries have been reported.
Product description. This recall involves children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers, model number FRC29, with a grey foot pedal. The recalled ride-on vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They are battery operated and have a play kitchen, a fold-out grill, and a pretend campfire. The model number is printed on a label under the hood.
These ride-on vehicles, which were manufactured in Mexico, were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400.
Remedy. Consumers should take the recalled Power Wheels away from children immediately, stop using them, and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Fisher-Price at 800-348-0751 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.service.mattel.com and click on "Recalls & Safety Alerts" or at www.fisher-price.com and click on "Recalls."
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