At Step2, we take product safety very seriously. The Step2 Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling the X-Rider. The X-Rider which was released in the spring of 2012 is a long (14” high, 14” wide, and 19”) red plastic toy car with a yellow handlebar and seat.
The toy has been tested and meets stability standards. However, there have been four reports, including two reports of injury. Children use their feet to propel the vehicle but if their feet are leaned forward too far, children can go over the handlebar.
If your child is using an X-Rider car, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY and keep it away from the child.
Please visit Step2.com for instructions regarding this recall or call Step2 toll free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 am and 5 pm EST Monday through Friday.
For additional information please check out our Step2 Recall page on Facebook and Twitter.
Step2 has a variety of kitchens to choose from, this fall we introduced a new kitchen called the Creative Cooks Kitchen. This product is exclusive for Toys R Us. Even though it has just been released, it has already become a big hit!
According to Time to Play Mag, the Creative Cooks Kitchen ranks 4.5 out of 5 stars for fun, 4.5 out of 5 stars for repeat play, and 5 out of 5 stars for assembly and instructions. Seems like they really loved this kitchen!
When asked why it is fun, Time to Play Mag said this, “With the Creative Cooks Kitchen, preschoolers can pretend to be just like mom and dad in the kitchen. This is a cute roleplay item that gives kids everything they need for a realistic kitchen experience. Parents will love this kid-sized kitchen as well thanks to its large storage capacity.”
On July 25, 2012 Step2 became the second employer in Ohio to become a part of the program I.M.A.G.E (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers).
According to Cleveland.com this program is an “an agreement between employers, who pledge to employ only authorized workers, and the government, which agrees to help the companies navigate laws and requirements regarding the workforce.”
In order to participate in I.M.A.G.E, a company must:
Enroll in the E-Verify program within 60 days
Establish a written hiring and employment eligibility verification policty that includes internal Form I-9 audits at least once per year
Submit to a Form I-9 inspection
The ceremony to honor Step2 took place in Strongsville, Ohio. CFO, James H. Smith was excited about this honor and stated, “”We’re really proud to participate in this program.”
Step2 prides itself on its employment practices and is glad to be appreciated by the community!
Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the industry’s go-to source for customer engagement strategies, has awarded Step2 the Channel Innovation Bronze Award, honoring Step2 for achieving cross-channel success in today’s challenging retail environment.
Step2 is proud to be honored alongside Tesco, S Group, Foodie.fm, Envelopes.com, David’s Bridal, Marks & Spencer, Target, and Stop & Shop.
Step2 was specifically honored for its achievement in using video to give customers a more comprehensive introduction to products. Partnering with Invodo, Step2 developed a pilot program with Toys R Us featuring QR code linking to product videos in stores. This allowed customers to make more informed purchase decisions about products that may be too large to display in stores.
“As retailers continue to forge ahead into the cross-channel retail world, striving to meet the demands of today’s cross-channel shoppers, the CIA Awards recognize those efforts,” noted Debbie Hauss, Editor-in-Chief of Retail TouchPoints. “The combination of shopper demands, technology innovations and retailer responsiveness has created a perfect storm of cross-channel success in 2012 and into the future.”
She added: “As expected, many of the winners are incorporating mobile technology and social media into their marketing mix, but it was their innovative use of the technologies and the coordination across channels that made them stand out as Channel Innovation Award winners.”
The new section is on the mezzanine level, and stretches from right field toward first base. It replaces the KidsLand area. This area will also replace previous seasons’ pregame activities geared toward children held in Gateway Plaza, between Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.
“Fan feedback drove our decision to create the Kids Clubhouse,” said Indians president Mark Shapiro. “Fans have stressed the importance of sharing memorable experiences with their families at Progressive Field, so we have built an area that can be enjoyed by fans from all generations — especially our youngest fans.”
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