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Is Your Child Playing With a Defective Toy?

As San Diego product liability attorneys, we are well aware of the dangers posed by defective products, particularly to small children. However, in many cases, safety alerts don’t reach parents in time.

With this in mind, we would like to share the following child safety alert.

Toy Truck Gifts with Purchase Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers t-shirts. They were sold at Kohl’s stores nationwide and between February 2012 and March 2012.

According to the CPSC, connections in the toy trucks battery compartment can smolder or set the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard. The safety regulator has received one report of a toy truck catching fire and three reports of toy trucks smoldering when batteries were inserted. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

The defective trucks are blue and four inches long. They have oversized tires and a flashing light on top and were sold with a yellow, red and blue logo on the hood.

Consumers should immediately take the toy trucks from children and remove the battery. They are also instructed to contact Happy Shirts for instructions on returning the truck for a refund.

If your child has been seriously injured by a dangerous or defective product, don’t hesitate to contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.