CPSC, Razor USA Announce Recall of Electric Scooters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2005
Release #05-193
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 664-1409
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: (562) 345-6064

 

CPSC, Razor USA Announce Recall of Electric Scooters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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™ Electric Scooters

Units: About 246,000

Importer: Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.

Hazard: A weld can break, causing the handlebar to detach from the scooter. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the scooter.

Incidents/Injuries: Razor USA has received 261 reports of handlebar welds breaking or bending. This has resulted in reports of 16 injuries, including three broken arms and one laceration.

Description: The recall involves models E300, E300S, E200 and E200S Razor Electric Scooters which are powered by battery motors. The model numbers appear on the down tube attaching the handlebars to the deck. The scooters are collapsible for storage, and are equipped with a stepping plate and kickstand attached to the base. The E300 and E300S models are silver and green. The E200 and E200S models are silver and red. Models E100 and E125 scooters are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department, auto parts and toy stores nationwide from October 2003 through May 2005 for between $180 and $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the scooters immediately and contact Razor to arrange a free repair. The recall repair also will include a new battery charger to address a risk of overheating that is being announced as a separate recall today.

Consumer Contact: Call Razor toll-free at (866) 664-1409 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday ET, or visit their Web site at www.razor.com/recall

Picture of Recalled Electric Scooter

Picture of Recalled Electric Scooter