The motor may overheat and ignite due to the failure of a relay on the circuit board
Peg Perego has issued a recall of approximately 3,000 children's ride-on vehicles due to fire and burn hazards.
A potential relay on the circuit board of the vehicles may cause the motor to overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
The affected vehicles include Peg Perego's 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on 24-volt battery-operated toy vehicles meant for children between five and seven years old. The vehicles are styled like ATVs and are meant for two people. They are silver, red, and black in color, and they include four wheels, a flip-up backrest for the back passenger as well as a front and a rear luggage rack.
The affected vehicles have date codes 651016, 651017, 651020, 651021, 651022, 651023, 651024, 651027, 651028, 651029, 651030, 660304, 660305, 661123, 661124, 661125, and 661130. The date codes are located under the vehicle seat. Sportsman Twin and 850 EFI are printed on the side of the vehicle, and Polaris is printed on the side of the seat.
The recalled vehicles were sold by online retailers Amazon, Cabela's, Target, Toys'R'Us, and Wal-Mart from October 2014 until April 2016 for between $500 and $600.
The company has received three reports to date of the vehicles overheating, including one report of a burn.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop children from using the vehicles and to contact Peg Perego for a free replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping. Installation instructions can also be found on the company's website. Peg Perego is contacting all known customers directly.
For more information, consumers can reach the company at (877) 737-3464.