|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 813-3155
Firm's Media Contact: (866) 266-8007
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® Dirt Quad Electric Powered Ride-On Vehicles
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.
Hazard: The control module for the throttle can fail and cause the electric ride-on vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward, posing a risk of injury to the user or a bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: Razor has received 60 reports of the vehicles unexpectedly surging forward, including two reports of injuries.
Description: This recall involves Razor® Dirt Quad electrically powered ride-on vehicles. Product ID numbers included in the recall begin with 103110-01 or 103110-02. The product ID numbers are located on the bar code affixed to the right step of the vehicle, on the charger and on the retail packaging. Product ID numbers beginning with 103110-03 or later are not included in this recall.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from August 2006 through September 2007 for about $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Razor for a free replacement controller.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Razor USA at (800) 813-3155 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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