News / 

Batmobiles & Toy Trucks Recalled

Batmobiles & Toy Trucks Recalled

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(Washington-AP) -- More than 300,000 Batman Batmobiles by Mattel are being recalled -- due to reports of more than a dozen children being injured by the toys.

Also being recalled are about 70,000 ride-on toy trucks by Tek Nek Toys, based in Texas.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Batmobiles have rear tail wings made of hard plastic rising to a sharp point and posing a potential hazard.

The ride-on trucks being recalled have a malfunctioning screw and nut assembly attaching the steering wheel to the toy. It can come loose, posing a potential choking hazard.

The model number on the Batmobile is B-4-9-4-4, found on the bottom of the toy. Consumers can reach Mattel at 888-271-9891 or at

The Tek Nek toys were sold under five model names: Butterfly Girl, Fire Rescue, Mermaid, Police Car and Tonka Construction Crew. Tek Nek's number is 888-661-0222. Its Web site is

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast