In 1998, Fisher-Price undertook a monumental recall of up to 10 million Power Wheels 12 volt and Super 6 volt vehicles manufactured since 1986. The recall and repair program was conducted to replace battery fuses and strengthen battery connectors in order to prevent the units from overheating. The main difference of a post recall Power Wheel is that the original "H" (or on very early Power Wheels, "S") connectors are removed and replaced with the larger, black "A" connectors. If a Power Wheels ride-on was built in or before 1998 and has the Black "A" connectors, then the recall work has probably been performed.
So while my kids & I have a blast with it, I still have mixed feelings because we so rarely use it. And they don't really ask for it either. It's a pain to pull out, a pain to store it, and a pain to keep charged up. I have an oversized lot (huge yard, fairly flat), yet it's not even enough, and it's frustrating for everyone as the Jeep gets stuck on a stick or a clump of grass. We have a blast taking it to the neighborhood playground, but loading it up is a chore (I have to take the rear seat out of the minivan in order to transport it). I have a feeling for many people, this is like the exercise machines that get used once or twice then get forgotten.
We had to consider the developmental appropriateness of the electric vehicle especially when taken in the light of the recommended age. We also had to look at safety and stability issues especially the battery charging mechanisms. We then looked at what other consumers are saying about the products so we are sure these are the very same toys you would give to someone you love. Then, we had to look at the company’s credibility and whether it is observing good manufacturing practices or not.
Here is where you get the cleaning materials ready and show them how to treat their toy with respect, to clean it right after they’ve had their playtime. You can give your kids a cloth and a miniature bucket of water, and get them to wipe off all of the dirty edges. This might even mold them into better drivers. Because they will want to avoid driving in messy puddles, or colored Play Doh (unlikely, but you never know).
Some of the features that you will appreciate in this miniature power Cadillac include the two seats, well functioning doors that will open and close, a battery charge indicator as well as a chrome grill and chrome wheels.These power wheels have that signature Cadillac Escalade styling that is instantly recognizable. The Barbie design of the cars adds to their unique look and elegance.
Adventures is what helps your child to learn and driving around in the Arctic Cat which is a realistic replica of the original, can stimulate imagination and let them hone their gross motor skills. A great ride-on with many safety features including safety belts and high-speed lock-out as well as power-braking. Two bucket seats for ultimate fun with friends.
Two driving speeds are on offer, low speed for 2.5mph cruising or high speed for 5mph racing. It also offers a 2.5mph reverse gear if you need to back up. The electronic power lock braking system kicks into action as soon as their foot lifts from the pedal and the Dune racer will automatically stop. You can also lock your child out of the high speed option when they are just starting out, giving you peace of mind.
Adjustable bucket seats allows for comfortable riding even as their little legs grow longer and they can take their brother or sister with them on their adventures or to help out in the garden, as it has two side by side seats. Includes a 12V rechargeable battery and battery charger. Weight capacity is 130 pounds and is suitable for kids from 3 years to 8 years of age.
I wish I had one when I was a kid! So far, the battery usually lasts at least a 1/2 hour or about two miles. There's two speeds for forward and one for reverse. The slow speed goes a little slower than normal walking speed and the fast speed goes about as fast as a slow jogging speed. I like that there's a screw to lock out the faster speed for younger kids (late 2 early 3?). I think this Jeep is good for kids between late 2 - 5 our 6ish? My son just turned 4 and I think he's perfect size for it (of course I do). See the attached video. We've already been riding it for about a half hour at that point. It was on the fast speed and going about normal walking speed. The battery does slowly drain so it does give you a heads-up that its starting to run low on battery. I don't know exactly how long it takes to fully charge it but it's at least a few hours. You do need to assemble the Jeep but if you're good with directions, it's pretty straight forward. It took at least an hour to set up.
This BMW is amazing to say the least. This licensed electric toy car for kids has it all! Imagine watching your smaller one not only carry his own set of car keys, but actually using them to start up his very own, too-real-for-words, licensed BMW X6 . Yup, you guessed it! This electric car ride-on sports a genuine functioning key-activated start up.
By far one of the best Power Wheels on the market and the perfect electric car for your little super hero, the Wheels Batman Dune Racer will set their imaginations alight and allow them to venture off on countless adventures in your back yard, driveway or sidewalk. Roomy enough to accommodate their side kick this is the ultimate ride-on for your little one.
Adds all the things that makes a girl, a girl, while giving the tough ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. What girl doesn’t want to feel like a Princess and ride in style? Well this gives your Little Princess that, and then some! This caters to when she just wants to be a girl, or keepin’ up with the boys! It has both a supportive design and roomy storage compartment with the Disney Princess theme.
It is also important to look at factors such as the design of these miniature vehicles. As you will notice, many electric cars for kids replicate the designs of the grown-up vehicles currently the market which your kids will love. The only thing missing are the nice logos of Audi, VW, BMW, Toyota, Jeep, Chevrolet or Buick. Look at the vehicle and determine if it has been made to excellent craftsmanship. Don’t leave anything to chance. Everything from the chassis to the body styling and the decals will tell you whether the vehicle has been manufactured to top quality standards for kids.
Before motorcycles and trucks, start the little ones off with a car sure to drive them wild. Our 12V Ride On Sports Car in pink is sure to attract all the other little neighbors to your driveway. Designed with both manual and remote-control steering, this ride-on allows you to take control to ensure safety. While you steer, your little one can enjoy preset music or tunes streamed through an AUX cord. For a more mature style, view the 12V Ride On Mercedes S63 Coupe Car in all black. All the kids will be offering your rider their juice boxes for a turn in this luxury vehicle. This ride-on comes with more realistic features, like a working radio, MP3 player, and LED lights. It even makes real engine sounds!
Step2 ride-ons, plastic wagons, push buggies and cars are a must-have for outdoor fun. Our wagon and ride on toys have storage compartments for drinks, toys and parents' keys. Kids will be comfortable and secure in their riding toys as they cruise around the park or neighborhood. Little ones will have a blast steering their toy car or imagining they're on a ship as parents pull the wagon. Whether you need a canopy wagon to take to the beach or a motorcycle for kids, Step2 has an option that fits your toddlers needs.
The tractors offers two speeds: 2-1/4 and 4-1/2 miles per hour speeds. They also offer a reverse functionality as well as automatic brakes. The tractors have a 4WD which will simplify the driving experience for baby along various kinds of uneven surfaces including the lawns in the compound. As a protection feature, it gives parents the capability to control speeds thanks to a second gear lockout feature.
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.
The bikes deliver maximum power transfer thanks to their pneumatic knobby tires along with the quiet and variable speeds.The front wheels are 16 while the rear wheels are 14. This motor cross bike is also fairly easy to assemble and comes with the tools included. With a single charge, riders will be able to cruise at speeds of up 10 miles. This is the perfect bike for your teenager. Alternatively, if they are looking for something a bit more advanced, take a look at our latest reviews of the top self balancing hoverboards here.
Completely redesigned with the latest Jeep styling, the Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler is the perfect vehicle for pretend “off-road” racing adventure! With the realistic Jeep grille, roll-bars, and front & back fenders, kids will feel like they’re driving the real thing! Plus, a larger cockpit area and increased wheel base gives kids more legroom and improved stability. Drives two speeds forward (2.5 & 5 mph max.), plus reverse, on hard surfaces and grass, with a high speed lock-out option for beginners and Power-Lock brakes.