WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Motor Scooters with Monster High graphics
Hazard: The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the City Scooter, disconnect the battery and return it to the nearest Walmart store to receive a full refund or store credit.
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.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Dynacraft-Recalls-Monster-High-City-Motor-Scooters.
Units: About 5,500
Description: This recall involves electric, battery-operated City Scooters that are purple and black with Monster High graphics on the front panels, seat and rear fenders. The scooters were manufactured between October 5, 2012 and November 7, 2012. Model number "8801-14" 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: 003125 through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the scooter's center platform near the data label.
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: Walmart stores and Walmart.com nationwide from November 2012 to January 2013 for about $249.
Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.
Manufacturer: Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission