If You Bought This From Walmart, Get Rid of It Right Now

The manufacturer has just issued a recall for this item due to safety issues.

circle

Just when you thought you had all your gifts for the 2020 holiday season in order, you may need to double-check one of the biggest purchases you made. If you bought a little one in your life a toy UTV recently, you need to look at the brand ASAP. Manufacturer Huffy just issued a recall for their ride-on toy UTVs, which were sold exclusively at Walmart. Read on to find out if you have one of the recalled toys, and for more items you should be getting rid of this holiday season, If You Have This Candle at Home, Get Rid of It Immediately.

According to a Dec. 2 announcement by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Huffy has voluntarily recalled their Torex 24V ride-on toy UTVs because they can unexpectedly ride off when you connect the battery after recharging the vehicle. So far, Huffy has received 36 reports of this occurring, but fortunately, no injuries have been reported yet.

The recall affects more than 5,000 units manufactured between June 2019 and Nov. 2019. They were exclusively sold at Walmart stores nationwide and also on Walmart's website from Aug. 2019 through Sept. 2020.

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the toy if it has one of the 16 codes listed on Huffy's recall announcement. If you do have one of these UTVs, Huffy will send you a free replacement controller with a step-by-step tutorial on how to replace it.

Unfortunately, this Walmart toy isn't the only purchase you might have made recently that could be dangerous. For more recent recalls, read on, and for another item you need to watch out for, know that This Product You Use Every Day May Contain Asbestos, Study Says.

Read the original article on Best Life.

1
Crock-Pot multi-cooker

crock pot silver slow cooker
Shutterstock

Just before Thanksgiving, one of the biggest cooking days of the year, Crock-Pot recalled more than 900,000 of its 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The CPSC reports that, as of the Nov. 24 recall date, there had been 119 reports of the appliance's lid detaching and 99 reports of burns as a result. Anyone with one of these popular appliances should "immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode," and contact the company for a replacement lid. And for more things in your kitchen putting you in danger, beware that If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, the FDA Says to "Destroy" It.

2
Oakmont fire pit tables

Small but open to greenery back yard space with fire pit table and hot tub and wooden deck
iStock

If you purchased a fire pit table as a winter splurge for all those nights at home, you need to double-check the brand to avoid property damage. The CPSC announced a recall for Oakmont LP Fire Tables on Nov. 10, after 17 reports of the table's supply hoses being incorrectly installed, causing 12 of the hoses to ignite. And for more fire hazards to be aware of, If You Have This Popular Device at Home, You're at Risk of a Fire.

3
Ring video doorbells

shot of hand pressing doorbell
iStock

Ring doorbells are a highly sought after home security purchase, but some of them may not actually be so safe. The company had to issue a recall for their second generation Ring doorbells after they received 85 incident reports of incorrect doorbell screws being installed with the device. According to the CPSC, the error resulted in 23 incidents of the doorbells igniting. And for more up-to-date information on the everyday items you use, sign up for our daily newsletter.

4
Polaris ATVs

people riding atvs in mud
Shutterstock

If you were planning on giving an adult a real ATV, that might not be safe either. Polaris recalled six different ATV models in November because "the vehicle's clutch can fail, posing an injury hazard," according to the CPSC. The recall includes 18,400 ATVs from the Polaris' 2020-2021 RZR PRO XP and PRO XP4 models and 2021 RZR Turbo S, Turbo S4, XP Turbo and XP 4 Turbo ROV models. And for more vehicle notices that should be on your radar, If Your Car Smells Like This, You Need to Bring It In.

Kali Coleman
Kali is an assistant editor at Best Life. Read more
Filed Under
 •  •
Best Life
Live smarter, look better,​ and live your life to the absolute fullest.
Get Our Newsletter Every Day!
Enter your email address to get the best tips and advice.
close modal
close modal
GET YOUR FREE GIFT
SUBSCRIBE