Health Canada and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a joint recall for the Kiddieland Scooter. The three-wheeled scooter comes with lights and is available in three styles: Spiderman (red), Thomas the Tank Engine (blue) and Girls (pink).
The scooters pose a safety hazard; a child's finger could get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform. There have been two reports of injury in the US where kids fingers needed stitches after getting caught in the hinge, but there have not been any reports in Canada.
The scooters were sold at Sears in Canada and at Target and JC Penney in the United States. Consumers are asked to contact Kiddieland for a free repair kit at 1-800-430-5307.