|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 236-5657
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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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 Number||Serial Number
||00061617 to 00064364 and
00064767 to 00065762
||00066371 to 00666401 and
00097291 to 00098286
||00093571 to 00093870
||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 email@example.com or visit the firm's website at http://www.kickboardusa.com
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