|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2003
Release # 04-031
|Fisher Price Recall Hotline: (800) 528-7153
Fisher-Price Media Contact: Laurie Oravec (716) 687-3395
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 electric scooters and about 55,000 electric mini bikes. The motor control circuits can malfunction causing the scooters and mini bikes to continue to run after the power or throttle button is released, posing a risk of injury to children.
Fisher-Price has received 56 reports of incidents with the scooters, including one report of a chipped tooth and one report of a broken arm. Fisher-Price has received 24 reports of incidents involving the mini bike, including one report of a leg laceration.
The recalled Lightning PAC Scooters and MX3 Mini Bikes are battery powered ride-on toys designed for children ages six years and older. The product names are located on the side of the toy. The recalled scooters and mini bikes have model numbers of 73530 (Lightning PAC) or 73535 and B2222 (MX3 Mini Bike), which can be found inside the battery compartment. The recalled toys were manufactured in China.
Mass merchants and toy stores nationwide sold scooters between November 2001 and October 2003 for about $250 and sold mini bikes between May 2003 and September 2003 for about $200.
Consumers should take the toy vehicle(s) away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price at (800) 528-7153 anytime or log on to www.service.mattel.com to receive information on how to have their toys serviced for free at a certified Power Wheels Service Center. The Service Centers will make modifications to the toy vehicles' circuitry.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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