|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2005
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 664-1409
Firm's Media Contact: (562) 345-6064
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: PowMax battery chargers sold with certain Razor battery-powered scooters and ride-on vehicles
Units: About 584,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Manufacturer: Leadman Electronic Co., Ltd. Of China
Hazard: The battery charger can overheat and cause minor burns when touched. Also, nearby items can become damaged by the hot chargers.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor USA has received 144 reports of battery chargers overheating. There have been no reports of injuries and six reports of minor property damage, such as a melted spot on a linoleum floor.
Description: The recall involves PowMax battery chargers distributed with Razor battery-powered scooters and ride-on vehicles. The name "PowMax" appears prominently on the face of the battery charger unit. The vehicles that were sold with the recalled chargers include Razor electric scooters (Models E100, E125, E300, E300S, E200, and E200S), Razor Pocket Rocket mini electric motorcycles, Razor Ground Force electric go karts, and Razor Chopper mini electric motorcycles.
Sold at: Discount department, auto parts and toy stores nationwide from October 2003 through May 2005 for between $130 and $250, depending on the model.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the battery charger and contact Razor for a free replacement. Razor model E300, E300S, E200, and E200S scooters will be repaired as part of another recall announced today.
Consumer Contact: Call Razor toll-free at (866) 664-1409 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.razor.com
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.
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