Kickboard USA Recalls Children's Scooter Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2012
Release #12-252
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 236-5657
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kickboard USA Recalls Children's Scooter Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Scooter

Units: About 5,600

Importer: Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufacturer: Micro-Mobility Ltd., Kusnacht, Switzerland

Hazard: The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall is for the three-wheeled Mini Micro scooter for children ages 3-5. The scooter was sold in the following colors: blue, orange, pink and aqua. "Micro" is written in black and blue letters on the metal handlebar and is imprinted on the black hand grips. "Mini Micro" is written on the front plastic covering. The following recalled model numbers and serial numbers are on a sticker on the bottom of the scooter:

Model NumberSerial Number
MM0079 00061617 to 00064364 and
00064767 to 00065762
MM0080 00066371 to 00666401 and
00097291 to 00098286
MM0109 00093571 to 00093870
MM0113 00067871 to 00068370

Sold at: Independent toy stores, Amazon.com and Kickboardusa.com for about $85 from May 2012 to July 2012.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should take this product away from children and contact Kickboard USA for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Kickboard USA toll-free at (888) 236-5657 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail to safety@kickboardusa.com or visit the firm's website at http://www.kickboardusa.com



Picture of recalled scooter



Detail of sticker on the bottom recalled scooter