The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall for Step2’s Little Helper’s Shopping Carts. The shopping cart’s basket can break into sharp pieces, posing a laceration hazard. Step2 has received 22 reports of cart baskets breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Step2’s Little Helper’s Shopping Cart

This recall involves Step2’s Little Helper’s Shopping Cart with the following model numbers and color combinations:  700000 (blue basket with tan cart,) 708500 (pink basket with white cart) and 8567KL (pink basket with gray cart). The grocery shopping carts measure 18.5 inches by 13 inches by 21.5 inches and have a shopping cart base and basket, four wheels and a doll seat.  Only units with date code combinations of 5 and 19 are included in this recall. The date code can be found on the center rib on the back of the basket below the handle. The model number is located on the product packaging.

The affected shopping carts were sold at BJ Wholesale Club, Kohl’s and other stores nationwide and online at Step2 from May 2019 through October 2019 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately take away the recalled shopping carts from children and contact Step2 online or by phone at 800-347-8372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a free replacement shopping cart or a refund in the form of a $40 credit. 

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—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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