The third recall in 2000[2] involved the Harley-Davidson motor cycle ride-ons, In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price is recalling about 218,000 battery-powered Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair. The foot pedals, which activate the ride-ons, can stick in the "on" position. Children can be injured when the motorcycle ride-ons fail to stop and strike other objects. The recalled Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons have model numbers 74290, 74293 (with a red body) and 74298 (with a black body). A "Power Wheels by Fisher-Price" logo is located on the left side of the seat on the product, and the model number is located on a label in the battery compartment. Only model numbers 74290, 74293 and 74298 are being recalled. These vehicles are intended for children 3 and older, and the vehicles' speed is 2.5 or 5 mph. Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores, and Harley-Davidson dealerships sold the motorcycle ride-ons nationwide from September 1999 through August 2000 for about $190 for the red vehicle and $700 for the black vehicle.
Give your little one the gift of exploration with the latest lineup of kids' ride on toys now arriving at BJ's Wholesale Club. Choose from a full selection of riding toys from top manufacturers such as Power Wheels, Peg Perego and Lil' Rider, all designed to deliver hours of indoor or outdoor fun. These battery powered riders for children show off fun colors and fantastic designs as well as extra features such as lights and sound for an immersive driving experience your child will love. They also include textured tires for better grip on a variety of surfaces. Enjoy peace of mind with a specially designed electric riding vehicle for kids, reaching top speeds of 5mph or less to help children build confidence steering and navigating their environment. Surprise someone special on any occasion with the full stock of kids' power ride on models available at BJ's Wholesale Club.
We take a look at the best power wheels & electric cars for kids on the market today. You’ll want to jump in one of these ride on cars, pop it into gear and feel the full 12v of power whilst driving them. Unlike many other toys, these ride on cars certainly get used and the 4×4 models can even be driven on grass, off road on rough terrain, even tackling hills, providing loads of fun for your child and you in the process.
Creativity– one last aspect that must not be underestimated is the imaginative power of play time. Your kids will be making up their own stories about going on adventures to foreign lands, and helping your kids along with some props or atmosphere will be a great idea toencourage them. You can start them off on a treasure hunt that you have designed for their birthday or Christmas, and let them collect clues and trivia along the way. Joining in on this play is another idea to let your toddler act out social roles and get them ready for driving and taking on the real world.

Safety –the tires on these kids ride-on toys might not be pumped up to 2 bars with air, but you can teach your tot how to feel the tires for hardness (acting this out is a great start for later life skills), check the headlights and tail lights to see that they aren’t broken, and things like this. If the car has space for two you can also teach them that driving more carefully when you have a passenger is a good idea, and encourage your kids to pay more attention to how their passenger is reacting to their driving.
* WEIGHT ... It's heavy, about 55 pounds. You have to lift it, it's very difficult for an adult to "drive" it. We have stairs to our front porch, which makes this really difficult to move & store. And it's longer & taller than necessary (the front bumper & the roll bars add several inches to the dimensions), and there's no handles, no good place to lift it. If you try lifting it by the roll bars, they will break.

Another factor we took into account is the authenticity of the product.  We want to remain culturally relevant, whether it is using a keyed-ignition for the design or a push-button starter, a manual or automatic stick shift.  Whatever a child witnesses in their everyday life with Mom and Dad, or other adults on TV, we wanted it to reflect in our products — the look and the feel! Who wouldn’t want the authentic chrome-look of wheels on a Ford F-150 truck?
Beep-beep; watch out for the traffic jam in the hallway. Give your child a kids electric car and let them head out on the open road, or sidewalk. Made to look like real cars, they provide endless hours of enjoyment for children. Choose a car that mimics the one you drive, like a Mercedes, Ford F-150, or Chevy Camaro. Available in a variety of colors, you can choose your child's favorite. Make sure to buy an extra battery, so you can always have one charged and ready to go. The 12V batteries easily plug in and switch out to get the car going. Work on our own car in the garage, and listen to your child giggle as they power down the driveway in their own car. With two seats, they can give siblings or friends a ride. Many children long to be just like mommy and daddy, and a kids electric car lets them do just that. Search the large inventory of cars on eBay to find the one that is right for your child. Let them take the ride of their lives.

When we received our driver’s license, it was the most joyous moment in our lives. It signalled our abilities and our sense of independence. The same is true with children as they drive their electric ATVs, supercars, jeeps, and trucks around the neighborhood or in the park. This helps build their sense of independence which can help boost their self-confidence. This then translates into better self-esteem. The kid’s sense of self-worth is thus, enhanced giving rise to the formation of a healthier self-concept.
Your child may be a bit too young to take the family car out for a spin, but you can encourage their love of being on-the-go with the ride on toys you can find at BuyBuyBaby.com. We carry a range of exciting rideable toys that will give your child hours of fun, including battery cars for kids, kids 4 wheelers, and so much more. Younger children can get their start on a soft back and forth rocker or tricycle, while bigger kids will enjoy picking from a vast array of powered ride on toys, including vintage cars, fancy cars, and rough and tumble jeeps that will provide a riding experience that suits any tastes. Your child will have a grand time cruising in these exciting battery powered vehicles, helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.
* WHEELS ... Are hard plastic, they slip easily. No worse than any other model, but it basically doesn't work at all in our yard, too many slopes. The ideal surface for this is flat astroturf, but it works well on a flat parking lot. It slips on our wood deck (no traction). It also slips on even slightly damp grass, on uneven grass or tall grass, and uphill.
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