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Toy truck ignites; Toys "R" Us pulls item off shelves after fire

Posted: 2:50 PM, Nov 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-20 17:28:51-05
Toy truck ignites; Toys "R" Us pulls item off shelves after fire

Toys "R" Us is pulling a line of Tonka toy trucks from its shelves amid safety concerns after a fire Friday night in Bellingham, Washington. 

According to KING-TV, a family bought the Tonka 12V Ride-On Dump Truck, and during the ride home, the toy truck burst into flames, causing the family's pickup truck to also catch on fire.

A Toys "R" Us spokesperson said that it is working with manufacture Dynacraft to investigate the cause. While there is not an official recall as of now, the item will not be available during the investigation. 

"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," Toys "R" Us said in a statement. "In the meantime, we are working closely with Dynacraft, the manufacturer, to determine the cause."

"We made a proactive decision to pull the item out of an abundance of caution, and further investigation is now taking place," the company added.

Other retails, such as Sears, has joined in pulling the item off shelves temporarily