Toy buggies being recalled because of design flaw

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Ohio company is recalling 2.5 million
ride-on toy buggies because a design flaw can allow them to roll
away uncontrolled.
The buggies, which resemble cars, have long handles so parents
can push them like a stroller. The Consumer Product Safety
Commission says the push handles on select Step2 Push Around and
Whisper Ride buggies can detach, allowing the buggies to roll away
without any means of control.
The company has received 28 reports of detached handles,
including two reports of injuries that required medical treatment.
The push handles on the recalled buggies are attached by a pin
with a yellow knob on the head. Buggies with handles attached by
bolts with black or white plastic heads are not included in the
The U.S.-made buggies were sold between August 1999 and March

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