“ Brand: Injusa / Type: Toy Ride-ons „
Bought used on eBay but in new condition. Great toy although a little cramped for our 1 and a half year old. She likes the sounds and headlight and operates the power button easily. The wheels don't grip on a carpet in a house but i got round that by using lots of elastic bands stretched over both wheel's so indoor driving is great and there is traction and not wheels spinning.
On one of our very rare trips to Toys R Us my husband spotted this Injusa Baby Quad and felt it would be perfect for our, soon to be, one year old son for his birthday. I was a little dubious as I felt that even though the toy had a 1 to 3 year age range I wasn't convinced that my son would be able to control the quad bike. Unable to find anything that I felt was more suitable I gave in and agreed to the Injusa Quad Bike.
The quad bike isn't very big compared to others that I have seen and only measures 71cm long by 37cm wide by 41cm tall. Ours is red but they are also available in pink. The Quad bike is powered by a 6-volt 2 amp battery that is situated in a compartment under the seat. The battery is rechargeable and you receive the charger with it. The battery powers the movement and the front headlight and you also need 3 x AA batteries (not included) for the sound effects. On the handle bars there is a large red button on each side, one side operates the headlight and the other side when held down makes the bike move along. On the dashboard there is an ignition and you receive a key and keyring. When you turn the key the sound of the engine can be heard until you turn the key again and the engine sound stops. There is also a button on the dashboard which operates your horn.
The quad bike is self assembly and comes with the tools and stickers and everything in the box. It was quite easy to assemble and didn't take my husband very long at all. To charge the bike you simply unscrew the seat and disconnect the battery. You then connect the charger and plug it into the mains. I think to charge it fully took quite a long time so I would recommend leaving it to charge out of the way somewhere.
I had to admit that I had been wrong about my son being able to operate the bike as he got the hang of it in about three goes! When it first moves there is a bit of a jolt so be sure to stand behind your child in case they do tip backwards. My son never fell off and learnt very quickly to brace himself when pressing the start button. The quad bike only moves very slowly and according the manufacturers guidelines it only goes at 2km/h.
Unfortunately our quad bike didn't last very long. After about three months we noticed that when it was put onto the charger nothing was happening. We tried various plugs and checked and re-checked that we had it connected properly but still nothing. We had managed to charge the bike successfully prior to this so we assumed there was a problem with the battery or charger. I took the bike back to Toys R Us who insisted that it was fine and that our charger was fine. When I collected the bike they couldn't even find our charger so I am not convinced that they even checked it. The bike was working again though so we carried on. After a few weeks the battery went flat and again we tried to charge the bike but to no avail. I contacted Toys R Us and they said that they only guarantee the battery and chargers for 6 months and as it was after this time there was nothing that could be done.
Luckily the Quad bike can be used as a free wheel quad bike so it is not useless but it isn't what we paid for and we have loads of free wheel vehicles already. I have looked on the injusa website but the cost of a new battery and charger and postage is more than I originally paid for the quad bike so isn't worth paying. I have also looked on ebay for the charger but the last one I was watching went to over £30!
When I bought the quad bike from Toys R Us it cost about £29.99. I have seen the bike for sale on www.littlewoods.co.uk for £35 and I think Mothercare have also been selling this quad bike.
Would I recommend the bike? I would because it is very entertaining and for the time ours was working both my children loved it. My son never really learnt to steer the bike very well and would carry on pressing the power button even when he was up against a wall or something but he thoroughly enjoyed the toy.
Would I buy another battery powered vehicle? No!
6-volt 2 amp rechargeable battery and charger, and can switch between being electrically operated and free wheel. Electric front light and engine sounds. Right hand switch accelerates the vehicle up to 2 km/h. Age from 1-3 years.