|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 623-3297
Firm's Media Contact: (866) 486-7098
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: Razor® E300 Electric Scooters
Units: About 20,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Hazard: A weld can break causing the handlebar to detach. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the scooter.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor has received 25 reports of welds breaking on the handlebar, including three reports of minor injuries, such as scrapes and bruises.
Description: The recall involves Model E300 Electric Scooters, which are powered by battery-operated motors. The model number appears on the tube that connects the head tube to the deck. The recalled scooters are blue or silver. This recall includes only products with barcodes beginning in 100620-03 through -09. Products with other barcodes or no barcode are not included in this recall. The barcode can be located on the steering stem, the battery tray, the charger, and the product's packaging.
Sold at: Pep Boys stores nationwide and various Internet retail sites from January 2006 through October 2006 for between $190 and $230.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Razor USA to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Razor USA toll-free at (866) 623-3297 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.razor.com/recall
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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