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Recall - MasterKidz Wooden Vespa Style Scooter

Web posted on January 27, 2013

This recall involves Masterkidz wooden Vespa Style scooters. The scooter is made of plywood and medium density fibreboard (MDF) with inflatable tires. The toy comes disassembled and a pump is not supplied. Some tires may not be totally inflated due to travel/temperature in transit. The Label states "Adult Assembly Required". The affected products can be identified by the UPC number 882709082088 for the blue scooter and UPC number 882709082095 for the Red scooter.

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is voluntarily recalling this product due to the tires supplied with the scooter can explode during the inflation process. The instructions on the tire state to "Inflate to 35 PSI", however when the PSI goes over 25 PSI the plastic rim pieces can fly off.

Consumers should immediately stop using the scooter and to not inflate the tires but to return the scooter to the retailer for a full refund, no receipt required.

The scooters were manufactured by Carpenters Manufactory Limited of Dong Guan, China and imported through Indigo Books & Music Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. The recalled scooters were sold from October 2012 to January 2013 in Canada. Approximately 1348 recalled scooters were sold in Canada.

Indigo Books & Music Inc. received five reports where the tires exploded upon inflation. There have been no reports of any injuries or property damage. Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the affected products.

For more information, see Health Canada's Next link will take you to another Web site Toy Safety Tips.

For more information, consumers may contact Indigo Books & Music Customer Relations at 416-263-5002, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Eastern Time, Next link will take you to another Web site email or 1-800-832-7569 Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm Eastern Time.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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