Toys ‘R’ Us recalls Tonka truck after vehicle catches fire

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Toys 'R' Us pulled a popular Tonka truck model after the toy burst into flames in the back of a couple's vehicle.

Roxsane and Delmond Harden were driving home from Toys 'R' Us when the toy they bought for their grandson suddenly erupted into flames, KING reports.

The couple stopped at a rest area to put the fire out, but as they began to drive back to the store to return the item, it again burst into flames, setting the truck on fire.

“They [the police] told me to get whatever I needed out of the car, like my purse,” said Roxsane Harden, according to CBS2. “So I’m in the back grabbing my purse and stuff and as I’m leaning over, I hear, ’Pop!’ and all this glass shattered in front of me. And then there was smoke and dust inside.”

They had to eventually call the fire department to contain the flames.

Toys 'R' Us announced in a statement that the toy giant is investigating the incident:

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 pending further investigation. In the meantime, we are working closely with Dynacraft, the manufacturer, to determine the cause.

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