Remember the badass-looking Hot Wheels Urban Shredder vehicle by Dynacraft (and Mattel) that I wrote about last Fall? IT’S BEEN RECALLED. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission sent out details on “unexpected acceleration” that can cause the rider to “lose control” of the vehicle. I thought this thing looked awesome. My wife said from day one that it would be a problem. Turns out, she was right… and now nearly 9,000 of the $349 ride-on toys are destined for a landfill. Full recall details below…
Name of Product: Urban Shredder Ride-On Toys
Hazard: The Urban Shredder ride-on toys can unexpectedly accelerate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy, disconnect the battery and return the shredder to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.dynacraftbike.com, and click on “Owners,” then select “Warnings/Recalls.”
Units: About 8,900
Description: This recall involves battery-operated Hot Wheels branded Urban Shredder ride-on toys. The toys were sold in green and black (Model Nos. 8801-05 and 8801-05com) or red and black (Model No. 8801-15) and have Hot Wheels graphics. Recalled models were manufactured on September 15, 2012,October 15, 2012, or December 1, 2012. Model number 8801-15 or 8801-05 or 8801-05com and the date of manufacture, formatted as “YYYY/MM/DD,” are printed on a data label on the underside of the Urban Shredder. The serial number can be found etched or printed on the underside of the Urban Shredder near the data label. Serial numbers included in the recall have:
- letters “CT-EEI” followed by a six-digit number in the range of 000001 through 003075 and 010759 through 011075;
- or the letters “CT-EEJ” followed by a six digit number in the range of 003076 through 010758;
- or the letters “CT-CEJ” followed by a six digit number in the range of 003000 through 005000.
Incidents/Injuries: Dynacraft has received 17 reports of the Urban Shredder toys accelerating. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Target, Toys R Us and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com from November 2012 to February 2013 for between $270 and $350.
Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.
Manufacturer: Heshan Congtin Technological Development Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China (of course!)