Recall Alert: Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper
We have another recall alert for parents of young children. Be aware: if you’ve purchased a Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper, there may be a problem.
At Child Safety Store, we try our best to educate and inform parents of potential dangers. In cases like this one, we want to signal boost an official product recall that may put children in harm’s way. Just as we alerted our readers of the Nitro 8 Electric Skateboard recall, we want to let you know that the Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper vehicle has also been recalled.
Why are the Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers Being Recalled?
According to the official alert, Fisher-Price is recalling 44,000 Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers due to a malfunctioning gas pedal. Put simply, this vehicle can accelerate without warning, leaving a child unable to stop. Essentially, the toy continues to run even after the gas pedal has been released. As you may have guessed, this malfunction poses “an injury hazard,” according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Fortunately, there haven’t been any reported injuries from this product. In this case, the recall is specific to the model number FRC29. After Fisher-Price received 17 reports of this issue, the company voluntarily worked with the CPSC to fix the situation.
"If you have this product, immediately take it away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair," the company stated on its official Facebook page.
Here are the recall details according to the CPSC:
Name of product:
Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers
The children’s ride-on Power Wheels can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, posing an injury hazard.
February 5, 2019
This is an image of the recalled product:
Again, the model number for this particular Barbie car is FRC29. This number can be found on a label located under the hood of the vehicle. The luxury camper also includes a play kitchen, a fold-out grill, and a campfire. In this image, you can see how to locate the model number:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled Power Wheels away from children, stop using them and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair.
Sold Exclusively At:
Walmart stores nationwide, and online at Walmart.com from July 2018 through January 2019, for about $400.
You can check the official CPSC page for further information.
Moving forward, keep an eye on the Child Safety Store blog for important updates or news about potential hazards and recalls.