BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Toys “R” Us is pulling a toy off the shelves after a scary situation for a Bellingham family.
The Hardens bought a Tonka truck from Toys “R” Us as a Christmas present for the grandson Friday night. On the drive home, they say it ignited in flames.
They stopped at a rest area to put out the fire, but when they drove back to Toys R Us to return the toy, it burst into flames again and set their truck on fire.
“The firefighter … doused the truck with water and I’m, I still can’t believe it, we almost shut I-5 down, and it was just a toy for our grandson, who would have known,” says Delmond Harden.
The family says Toys “R” Us apologized and will give them a refund.
The company responded with this statement today:
“Although this appears to be an isolated incident, out of an abundance of caution we are implementing a stop-sale and pulling the item from our stores and Toysrus.com pending further investigation. In the meantime, we are working closely with Dynacraft, the manufacturer, to determine the cause.”
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