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fluidfreeride Recalls Mercane WideWheel Electric Scooters Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

  • Recalled WideWheel electric kick scooter
  • Brake caliper installed on recalled electric scooter
Name of Product:
Mercane WideWheel Electric Kick Scooters
Hazard:

The brake caliper can fail causing the rider to lose control and suffer serious bodily harm, posing fall and injury hazards.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 04, 2019
Units:
About 1,800 in United States (In addition, about 66 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

fluidfreeride toll-free at 855-949-0192 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail support@fluidfreeride.com or go to www.fluidfreeride.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all Mercane WideWheel electric kick scooters. The foldable electric scooters are gray aluminum alloy and have four-inch-wide wheels. WideWheel and Mercane are printed on the scooter’s platform. The recalled scooters have a single 500W motor with an 8.8Ah battery or dual 500W motors with a 13.2Ah battery.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the electric scooters and contact fluidfreeride for a free repair. fluidfreeride is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 15 reports of brake failure and four reports of injuries including two bloody knees, lower back bruises and a sprained ankle.

Sold At

Online at fluidfreeride.com, Amazon.com and ebay.com from October 2018 through September 2019 for between $1,000 and $1,200.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Leitmotif Services, d/b/a fluidfreeride, of Miami, Florida

Recall number:
20-702
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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