Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 31° Partly Cloudy
News >  Pacific NW

Toys R Us pulls toy truck from shelves after Bellingham couple say purchase burst into flames

Associated Press

WAYNE, N.J. – Toys R Us has pulled a ride-on toy truck from shelves days after a couple says it burst into flames while they were bringing it home from the store.

The couple told KING-TV the Tonka 12V Ride-On Dump Truck was a present for their grandson. They were taking it to their Bellingham, Washington, home in the back of their pickup truck Friday night when they say it caught fire. Video shows flames shooting high into the air.

Toys R Us spokeswoman Nicole Hayes says in a statement that the incident appears to be isolated, but the New Jersey-based company is pulling the item from stores and its website “pending further investigation.”

Hayes says Toys R Us is working with the truck’s manufacturer, Dynacraft, to determine a cause.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.