About 4,700 Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars have been recalled by Bluestem Brands, Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn., owner of Fingerhut and Gettington. The battery can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Bluestem has received nine reports of incidents in which batteries smoked or caught on fire and melted the battery’s connections or scorched the plastic in the ride-on car. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves battery-powered Range Rider ride-on toy cars with an off-road vehicle body style and plastic tires. The ride-on cars were sold in pink and tan colors. The recalled Range Riders can be identified by their product code and model number. The model number is on the back of the seat of the ride-on toy car. The product code does not appear on the ride-on toy cars, but can be found on the product carton.
The toy cars were sold at Fingerhut catalogs and online at Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010 through May 2012 for between $200 and $230. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ride-on toy cars and remove the battery and contact Bluestem for a full refund of the purchase price plus reimbursement for shipping and handling. The firm is directly contacting those who purchased the recalled ride-on toy cars. For more information, contact Bluestem toll-free at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s websites at www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com and click on Product Recall.
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