August 17, 2006

Target Recalls Scooters

Name of Product: Firestreet Scooters

Units: About 185,000

Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The handlebars, wheels and wheel brakes can break and detach, causing the rider to lose control, fall and possibly suffer injuries.

Description: This recall involves F Forward Firestreet scooters. The red or blue aluminum scooters have a fold-down frame and model number BZ 020 SP. The “F Forward” logo is noted on the stem, wheel or base deck of the scooter.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 through July 2006 for about $24.

Remedy: Consumers should take these scooters away from children immediately and return the scooter to the nearest Target store for a $24 gift card, plus applicable sales tax.

Consumer Contact: : For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site at