A ride-on truck sold at Toys ‘R’ Us is being pulled from shelves after it burst into flames when a consumer was transporting it home. The couple who purchased the Dynacraft Tonka 12V Ride-On Dump Truck were heading home and had the toy in the back of their truck when it caught fire. A spokeswoman from Toys ‘R’ Us said this seems to be an isolated incident but the company is currently removing this item from stores and its website and will have an investigation pending. She also stated that the store is working with the manufacturer to help determine a cause of the fire.
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