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A childs toy, no more, no less
on December 31, 2007
I purchased this along with boxes of other items from Amazon during their holiday sale of up to 75% off toys. UPS showed up with about 6 boxes of toys and this little item is one of my sons favorite.
There is little educational value with this toy and is meant more for keeping your little one occupied than to teach him the inner workings of cause and effect as most toys try to pander to a child's learning stage.
Essentially it is a steering wheel on a pedestal with lights, muffled voice, and a dancing bear.
Interaction is through levers, buttons, and of course the rolling noisy hamster cage. Battery life is unknown though we are still on the original Duracells in the unit since Christmas.
The unit is pretty sturdy and seems to hold up well with the abuses of my son as he has a tendency to rather take things apart to see how what makes them tick vs. just playing them them. I see a Craftsman tool set in his not to far off future. No small items to swallow an nothing appears to be weak enough to break off. So far it has held up nicely.
The main safety issue would be the handles on each side. Because of the height and because the handles are closed loops a child can easily slide their arm in there and if they lost their balance as happens often with infants they could end of dangling from the handle with just there arm lodged in there with there body weight pulling on the them. Best advise to not leave your infant along with this toy for even a second.
The toy has a small footprint so taking up much real estate in the loft is not a problem and the unit stores easily while not in use though or course when we are about to move it our little one picks that moment to play with it.
Overall a nice little toy for the infant in your life.