Razor USA Recalls PowerWing Three-Wheeled Scooters Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
Release #08-409
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 314-9870
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: (866) 266-8007

Razor USA Recalls PowerWing Three-Wheeled Scooters Due to Laceration Hazard

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® PowerWing™ Three-Wheeled Scooters

Units: About 103,000

Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.

Hazard: The undersides of the foot platforms can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Razor has received 10 reports of Achilles tendon or ankle lacerations, including four consumers who required tendon surgery and three who needed stitches.

Description: The PowerWing is a three-wheeled scooter, which was sold in either black or silver. The recall includes products with serial numbers beginning with:

Y708 Y709 Y710 Y711 Y712
Y801 Y802 Y803 Y804 Y805
Y806 Y807 Y808

The serial number is located on the bottom of the scooter near the front wheel. Products with an oval sticker next to the serial number with a "V" followed by any letter (example VE, VF, VG, etc.) are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Authorized retailers nationwide and online from October 2007 through September 2008 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should immediately stop children from using the product. Do not return the product to retailers. Contact Razor for a set of free replacement foot platforms.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Razor USA at (800) 314-9870 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.razor.com/recall

 

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