|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2005
|Firm's Recall 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: Razor Electric Scooters
Units: About 246,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Hazard: A weld can break, causing the handlebar to detach from the scooter. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the scooter.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor USA has received 261 reports of handlebar welds breaking or bending. This has resulted in reports of 16 injuries, including three broken arms and one laceration.
Description: The recall involves models E300, E300S, E200 and E200S Razor Electric Scooters which are powered by battery motors. The model numbers appear on the down tube attaching the handlebars to the deck. The scooters are collapsible for storage, and are equipped with a stepping plate and kickstand attached to the base. The E300 and E300S models are silver and green. The E200 and E200S models are silver and red. Models E100 and E125 scooters are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Discount department, auto parts and toy stores nationwide from October 2003 through May 2005 for between $180 and $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the scooters immediately and contact Razor to arrange a free repair. The recall repair also will include a new battery charger to address a risk of overheating that is being announced as a separate recall 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 their Web site at www.razor.com/recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.