|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2005
|MGA Recall Hotline: (800) 222-4685
MGA Media Contact: Bill Howard (818) 221-4318
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bratz Stylin' Scooter
Units: About 297,000
Distributor: MGA Entertainment Inc., of Van Nuys, Calif.
Manufacturer: Jurong Dumar Bicycle, Inc. of China. This recall does not include Bratz Stylin' Scooters manufactured for MGA by any manufacturer other than Jurong Dumar Bicycle, Inc.
Hazard: The wheels of the scooter can break or become damaged, and users of the scooters can fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: MGA has received six reports of cracked wheels on the recalled scooters. All six incidents resulted in cuts, scrapes, and bruises. In one case, a 9 year old suffered a broken arm.
Description: The product is a non-motorized two-wheeled scooter with a folding hinge and an adjustable handlebar. The scooter platform is purple with a bright pink Bratz logo on the top surface. Scooters containing information identifying the product as Item No. 266563, with a date of manufacture prior to July 2004, and manufactured by Jurong Dumar Bicycle, Inc. are included in this recall. This identification information can be located either in the area directly beneath the scooter platform or at the bottom of the scooter near the rear wheel.
Sold at: Toy and discount chain stores nationwide from September 2003 through November 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the scooter immediately and contact MGA for a refund or a replacement scooter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MGA toll-free at (800) 222-4685 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.mgae.com.
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