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Dynacraft Recalls Hello Kitty City Motor Scooters Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

  • City Scooter with Hello Kitty graphics, model number 8801-03
  • The model number and the manufacture date are printed on a label on the underside of the scooter
Name of Product:
Motor Scooters with Hello Kitty graphics
Hazard:
The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
February 26, 2013
Units:
About 5,200
Consumer Contact

Dynacraft; at (800) 551-0032, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or online at www.dynacraftbike.com, and click on Owners, then select Warnings/Recalls.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves electric, battery-operated City Scooters that are pink and black with Hello Kitty graphics on the front panel, footboard and rear fenders. The scooters were manufactured between September 9, 2012 and December 3, 2012. Model number "8801-03" and the date of manufacture, formatted as "YYYY/MM/DD," are printed on a data label on the underside of the scooter's center platform. Serial numbers for the recalled scooters have the letters "QYCEI" followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 000001 through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the scooter's center platform near the data label.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the City Scooter, disconnect the battery and return it to the nearest Toys R Us store to receive a full refund or store credit.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received nine reports of incidents of City Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries that include a bloody nose and bruises.

Sold Exclusively At

Toys R Us stores and Toysrus.com nationwide from October 2012 to January 2013 for about $279.

Importer:

Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.

Distributor

Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-125
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