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Company Recalls 274,000
Battery-Powered Children's Vehicles

Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Peg Perego USA Inc. is recalling 274,000 battery-powered children's vehicles for repair after receiving more than 300 reports of electrical components overheating or accelerator pedals getting stuck.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday electrical components in the vehicle can cause it to overheat, posing fire and injury hazards to children.

The recalled vehicles run on two 6-volt batteries and were manufactured before December 1997. They are made of plastic and have been sold under the following names, which appear on the vehicle: Corral 270, Diablo, Dragon, Gaucho, Gaucho Grande, Gaucho High Torque, Gaucho Sport, Magica, Magnum, Ranger GT, Thunderbolt, Thundercat and Tornado.

Consumers are advised to remove the batteries from the vehicles immediately and keep children away until the vehicle has been repaired. Consumers should contact Peg Perego at 1-888-893-7903 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday for a free repair kit. Consumers can also order a kit through the Web site at www.perego.com.

The repair kits can be installed by consumers or by an authorized Peg Perego service center.

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