Sunday, 16 of December of 2018

Thousands of Toy Cars Recalled Due to Risk of Fire and Burns

By Kevin Duffan, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What Happened:

It was announced earlier this week that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission would begin recalling almost 5,000 “Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars” due to the risk of fire and burns the toys present to young children.

The products were manufactured in China and were imported into America by Bluestem Brands. The CPSC announced that the toys contain batteries that can “overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire.”

So far there have been nine reports of such troubling incidents but thankfully no injuries. The toy cars were sold through various Fingerhut catalogs and online at and from September 2010 through May 2012 for between $200 and $230.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Though something like a toy car can hardly seem dangerous, the fact is that even familiar items can pose big risks to your family, especially young children.

During my more than 25 years of personal injury work in Virginia, I have represented people injured by a wide variety of seemingly safe devices. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective consumer product, including toy cars, consider consulting with an experienced VA injury attorney. My colleagues and I have the background to fight for the justice you deserve.

Helpful Info:

If your child has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to hold the company that manufactured and marketed the device accountable by filing claims for compensation for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Read this article to begin learning about your legal rights and options when a faulty product leads to injuries.

Have Questions?

You can learn more by reading through this online library of lawyers’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled, poorly designed and unsafe consumer goods.


About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.