Fisher-Price Recalling This Dangerous Toy From CNY Walmarts
Attention Central New York parents: There's an important warning from Fisher-Price Toys, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission concerning a popular toy.
The Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper, which children actually ride around in, is being recalled. There have yet to be any injuries reported, but apparently the toy continues to run after the accelerator pedal has been released.
The recall is specific to the model number FRC29. The toy is sold at Walmart and other stores.
The official release from Fisher-Price included this statement: "If you have this product, immediately take it away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair."
Local Walmart locations in Rome, Utica, New Hartford, Syracuse, and the Valley have sold the toy, and it's also been available on Walmart's website
The folks at Fisher-Price are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and voluntarily recalling the camper. The news was released Tuesday on Fisher-Price's Facebook page.
About 44,000 Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper will be affected by the recall after Fisher-Price received 17 reports about the defect, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The campers are battery-operated and have a play kitchen, a foldout grill and pretend campfire. They were sold exclusively at Walmart stores July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400, according to the commission.