Peg Perego is recalling about 3,000 children’s ride-on vehicles due to fire and burn hazards.
The company has received three reports of the children’s ride-on toy vehicles overheating, including one report of a burn. They say a relay on the circuit board can fail causing the vehicle’s motor to overheat and ignite.
The toy vehicles have been sold at online retailers including Amazon.com, Cabelas.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Wal-Mart.com from October 2014 through May 2015 for between $500 and $600.
The recall involves Peg Perego’s 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on, 24-volt battery operated toy vehicles intended for children ages 5 to 7 years. The ATV-style vehicles for two people are silver, red and black and have four wheels, a flip-up backrest for the back passenger and a front and rear luggage rack.
Vehicles with the following date codes are included in the recall:
The date code can be found underneath the vehicle seat. Sportsman Twin and 850 EFI appear on the side of the ride-on vehicle and Polaris appears on the side of the vehicle’s seat.
Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy vehicles and contact Peg Perego to receive a free replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping. Consumers can also access the installation instructions on the firm’s website. Peg Perego is contacting known customers directly.