Company Recalls 274,000 Battery-Powered Children's Vehicles
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
The repair kits can be installed by consumers or by an
authorized Peg Perego service center.