WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/URBAN626-Recalls-Electric-Scooters/
Name of Product: Electric scooters
Hazard: The bolt below the seat can crack, posing a fall hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled units and contact URBAN626 for a free repair kit. URBAN626 will reimburse consumers if they choose to have a bike repair shop replace the bolt.
Consumer Contact: URBAN626 toll-free at 888-270-6988 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at urb-e.com and click on "Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 1,200
Description: This recall involves all models of the URB-E electric scooter. The foldable electric scooters are aluminum and carbon fiber. They have two wheels and came in black, gray or white.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of incidents, one resulting in a scraped knee.
Sold at: URBAN626 stores in Pasadena, Calif., and online at amazon.com and URB-E.com from August 2015 through June 2016 for between $1,500 and $2,000.
Importer: URBAN626, LLC, of Pasadena, Calif.
Manufactured in: U.S.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission