Peg Perego is recalling more than 3,000 children’s ride-on Polaris Sportsman 850 24-volt battery operated ride-on toys after reports of overheating and burns due to possible relay failure on circuit boards. The recall affects the red, silver and black models with a flip-up backrest for the passenger and includes a front and back luggage rack. The recalled product was sold online by major retailers: Amazon, Cabelas, Target, ToysRUs, and Walmart. These toys retailed from $500-$600 and sold between October 2014 through April 2016. Peg Perego advises consumers to stop using the recalled product and contact the company to receive a free circuit board including instructions.
Motorized toys are fun for kids but can be worrisome for parents. Especially if their children’s favorite toy is hazardous. Recalled products can lead to serious injuries which can result in multiple medical bills and unwanted stress. As a consumer, you and your family are protected by product liability laws. These are put in place to help protect you against potential hazardous products and to hold companies liable if you have been injured. It is necessary to remember that if you are ever injured by a product to contact an experienced product liability attorney immediately.
The attorney’s at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are prepared to help those who have been injured due to faulty products. Our team understands that injuries and legal affairs can be discouraging and we strive to help our clients every step of the way. Please call us today for a no-obligation consultation free of charge.