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DYNACRAFT CAPS OFF THE YEAR WITH A HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS

December 30, 2016

Toys for Tots 2016

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif.--Dynacraft, the largest privately held distributor of bicycles, scooters and battery-powered ride-on vehicles in the United States, has closed out the year with a partnership announcement that will benefit needy children in the San Francisco area. In December 2016, Dynacraft spearheaded an operation along with the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation to distribute 9,200 toys to local children in the bay area, a donation valued at a historic $1 Million in toys.

Such an effort will require the ongoing assistance from a network of non-profit organizations and churches that serve families in the San Francisco area to logistically distribute these toys before and after the holiday season. "Dynacraft has always been committed to working with organizations like Toys for Tots to provide gifts to children and to bring a smile to their faces every holiday season. It’s been our pleasure to work with Toys for Tots.” said John Bisges, one of Dynacraft’s Managing Directors. "Together with the local community of the Santa Clara County, we can make magic this holiday season!"

Steve Preminger, a Toys for Tots volunteer who has been with the Marines for 25 years, reiterated the significance of this donation. “We have never had a donation in our community like this before. Many different partners are coming together to make this work… our local labor movement, the County of Santa Clara, the Valley Medical Center Foundation, a company that loaned us a forklift, a retired carpenter who is operating it, and others. It is a big deal.”


DYNACRAFT ANNOUNCES AN IMMEDIATE AND EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE REPORTED INCIDENT INVOLVING A 12V TONKA MIGHTY DUMP TRUCK

Tonka Dump Truck

November 21, 2016

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif.--Dynacraft announced today an immediate and extensive investigation of the reported incident involving a 12V Tonka Mighty Dump Truck product in Bellingham, Washington.

Dynacraft has been made aware of what appears to be an isolated incident and is in the process of thoroughly investigating the matter. In an abundance of caution, the item is currently not being sold pending that investigation.

Safety is at the forefront of the Dynacraft company and an area that the Senior Management takes very seriously. Dynacraft is working around the clock in cooperation with their supplier and the Toys “R” Us Management team to identify the cause.

Consumers who have purchased a 12V Tonka Might Dump Truck ride-on with safety concerns should contact Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 or service@dynacraftwheels.com, or Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787.


CONFERENCE USA ROLLS OUT DYNACRAFT AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE 2016 C-USA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 2016

Conference USA

IRVING, Texas – Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced today that Dynacraft Wheels has entered into an agreement to be the title sponsor for the 2016 C-USA Football Championship Game. This year’s game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3, at a site to be determined and will be televised by the ESPN family of networks.

The 12th annual Conference USA Football Championship will feature the top two teams from the league’s East and West Divisions. The team with the highest winning percentage in conference play will serve as host for the title game. Seven different schools have hosted the first 11 championship match-ups.

"We are pleased to welcome Dynacraft Wheels as a conference championship title sponsor," said MacLeod. “Dynacraft is already a well-known brand, especially among families, and we feel fortunate they chose to partner with us for our premiere football event.”

“It is an honor to work with Conference USA in a unique environment for our brand,” Dynacraft Managing Director John Bisges added. “We look forward to sharing our wide variety of products and brands to a core demographic of our business."

ABOUT CONFERENCE USA
Conference USA is an NCAA Division I athletic conference based in Irving, Texas, that services 14 institutions of higher education – Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA and WKU. Now in its third decade, Conference USA has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics with an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in competition, academics and community.


DYNACRAFT PRODUCT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE "BEST TOYS OF 2016" FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS

October 2016

Best Toys of 2016


Parents Magazine start scouting new toys in February, request tons of them in May and June, and over the summer, test a few hundred faves with some 75 kids and their parents. The result — this annual list — is the best of the newest.


DYNACRAFT WINS BIG AT NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS (NAPPA)

October 2015

NAPPA Awards - Dynacraft

Dynacraft, an industry leader in bikes and wheeled goods for the whole family, today announced that three of its popular products won gold and silver honors from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). Winning products included the company’s Tonka® Mighty Dump ride-on vehicle (Gold Winner), Hello Kitty Karaoke Kar ride-on vehicle (Silver Winner) and Minions Bike with Fartblaster (Silver Winner). The company’s NAPPA winning products will be featured on www.NAPPAawards.com in October and in time for the pre-holiday shopping season.

For more than 30 years, Dynacraft has brought quality bicycles, scooters and battery operated vehicles for the entire family under some of the most popular brand names in the industry, including My Little Pony, Tonka®, Barbie®, Hot Wheels, Hello Kitty, Minions and Monster High. Dynacraft offers families a wide variety of innovative products that are built with durability and safety in mind.

“Our mission at Dynacraft has always been — and remains — to create products that join the worlds of technology, innovation and fashion for the youth market, and to deliver joyous surprise to kids and parents alike,” said John Bisges, Dynacraft’s Managing Director. “This recognition from NAPPA, the go-to source of parents and professionals seeking the best new toys for children, is particularly gratifying as it gives validation to our efforts from those who have been tracking the industry for decades and know best.”

And the Dynacraft winners are...
Tonka® Mighty Dump (Gold Winner) is a 12V battery operated children’s ride-on that is intricately designed, brightly colored and durable, and designed to engage boys and girls (ages 3+) with active play and creativity for hours of fun. The two-seater features real dumping capabilities, Tonka® sounds, forward and backward movement, adjustable seat belts, power indicator and charger, and reaches a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour.

Whether they are going around the yard or to the park, the Hello Kitty Karaoke Kar (Silver winner) 6V electric car enables girls to ride and sing their favorite road tunes in style! With molded kitty bucket seats, custom graphics and “chrome” accents, it has the features and panache to impress. This includes a built-in MP3 input with cord, speakers and a microphone that connects to phones or music players. It has a maximum speed of 2.5 MPH and is suggested for children 3 years old and up.

Minions Bike with Fartblaster (Silver Winner) is a bright yellow bike that will dazzle any young super-villain-in-training at the holidays. Well-built and durable, this ride will give the legion of Minion fans ages 4-8 years old countless hours of adventures as they explore their surroundings. Adding to the fun is the Minion shield and the bike accessory of the year...the Fartblaster noisemaker.

About National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA):
For 25 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with parent and child testers, select the best toys, games, books and other family essentials to be award winners through year-round product testing. For more information, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.