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Product name Children’s Power Wheels Porsche riding automobile
Description Children’s Power Wheels Porsche riding automobile which is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery. The automobile moves forward by pressing a foot pedal and stops when the pedal is released. A spring-loaded switch beneath the pedal is depressed to activate the motor. 
Problem The recalled automobiles are equipped with a stronger, 18-volt battery system which, unlike the 12-volt battery used in previous models, may cause the switch’s contact points to weld together during the initial surge of electricity. If this were to happen, the motor would remain running and the vehicle would continue moving forward, unable to stop. 
Distribution Nationwide at various retailers. 
Company Kransco Power Wheels, 800-348-0751. 
Dates sold Beginning August 1991. 
Date posted 01/03/2002 

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