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Slider Tricycles Recalled

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(Image credit: CPSC.)

About 5,040 2012 Huffy® 20-Inch Slider Tricycles were voluntarily recalled by Huffy Corp. of Centerville, Ohio, in cooperation with the CPSC.

Manufactured in: China

Hazard: The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is 2012 model year 20-inch, three-wheeled Slider. The tricycle has a white frame with a black seat and black handlebars. “Huffy” is printed on the front of the frame; “Slider” is printed on the frame’s side. The model number, 98682, is located on the frame under the seat.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tricycle and contact Huffy for instructions on how to obtain a refund.

Sold at: Toys R Us nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013 for about $100.

Consumer Contact: Huffy toll-free at (888) 366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.huffybikes.com and click on “Product Recall” on the bottom of the page.

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