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Saturday 22 October 2016

Smyths Toys issue urgent recall of €450 electric go-kart over safety fears

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 05/05/2016 | 13:53

Photo: Smyths/YouTube
Photo: Smyths/YouTube

Smyths Toys have been forced to recall an electric go-kart over fears that it is unsafe to use.

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The retailer issued an urgent recall notice for the 24V Turnado Drift and urged customers to stop using it immediately.

The toy, which is priced €449.99, has been on sale since November 2015.

Smyths explained that the reason for recall is a potential mechanical and electrical fault.

In a statement, the company wrote: “Smyths are urging customers not to use the product and return it with the mains plug and charger to their local Smyths Store, where they will receive a refund or an alternative replacement product.

“If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your local Smyths Toy Superstore or contact us through our online help centre or phone 091 336890.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.”

The reference number for the toys affected is 146570.

In ads for the battery-powered car, the company invites customers to “experience the thrill of speed, spins and stunts with the 24V Turnado Go Kart”.

It continues: “Tight corners and sharp turns are no match for the advanced technology of the 24V Turnado, now available at Smyths Toys.

“In fact, kids have full control, providing them with an exciting ride that offers hours of outdoor enjoyment.

“Your only regret will be that it’s not available in adult size too.”

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