Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling a Barbie-themed ride-on toy because it poses an injury risk to children. The Power Wheel Barbie Dream Camper can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, which should stop the vehicle.
While no injuries have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has heard from 17 parents who have experienced the issue. The more than 44,000 units affected by the recall were sold exclusively at Walmart stores and walmart.com from July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400.
The model number of the recalled vehicles, FRC29, is printed on a label under the hood. A similar model, with the number GMF65, does not have the same issue.
The vehicles in question have a gray pedal and hot pink exterior with blue accents. There’s also a play kitchen in the rear, a fold-out grill, and a pretend campfire. Fisher-Price set up an interactive tool that can help determine if your kid’s camper is part of the recall.
Owners of one of the affected units should not let anyone play with the vehicle until it’s been repaired. If there’s an authorized Power Wheels service center in your area, you can take the camper there. They will install a new foot pedal and footswitch housing and complete a safety inspection for free.
Fisher-Price can also arrange for a third-party vendor to come to your house to make the same modifications, but that can take a few weeks. If you’re able, take your camper to a service center so your kids can get back on the road as soon as possible.