Riding Toys Recalled After Reports Of Injured Children

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Ohio company is recalling about 21,400 riding toys because young children can fall over the handlebars and be injured.

The Little Tikes Co., of Hudson, has received 10 reports of children falling and seven reports of injuries, including damaged teeth and cuts and scratches to the mouth and face, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recalled Pop 'n Scoot Ride-on toy (pictured, above) is made of molded plastic with a clear dome filled with colorful beads attached to the handlebars. The riding toys have a yellow body, a red seat and red handlebars with blue hand grips.

The identification number 32922XX 1 is molded on the underside of the ride-on body. The model number 1568-01 and "Made In U.S.A." is molded on the bottom of the storage area below the red seat. The product was sold for children age 9 months to 3 years.

Toy stores sold the riding toys from March 2001 through May 13, 2002 for about $20.

The government said consumers should stop using the toys and call toll-free at (866) 765-6729 to receive a Little Tikes replacement product.

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