I find it hard to believe anyone doesn't like this ride on toy. I have bought two of them and they both worked great and my kids loved them! I got this one and the little mermaid style years ago. My oldest absolutely loved this toy and it got a lot of use. I would say they are fairly safe because none of my kids tipped it over or got hurt playing with it. I got them for my girls when they were starting to pull themselves up on things to stand. They loved climbing on and hitting the buttons. The taller handle on the back allows them to hold on and walk with it for support. It has a plastic wheelie bar on the back so it won't tip over all the way if they put a lot of weight on the handle. It plays music and the characters on the front move and the kids loved that. I defiantly recommend this because it helps kids who can't walk yet to strengthen their muscles and it also helps them to move around on their feet. The price is fair and it's super durable. Now that my kids are all 4 and up they don't need this anymore but we still have the older mermaid one and my kids ride it down the little hill on the lawn and still won't allow me to toss it. Its beat up and the batteries are dead but it still is intact and my kids think it's great to ride it.