Razor RipStik Motorized Caster Board Recall Follows Reports of Rear Wheel Problems, Falls

Nearly 160,000 motorized caster boards have been recalled, after the manufacturer received more than 700 consumer complaints that suggest the rear wheel may lock up unexpectedly, potentially causing riders to fall and suffer injuries. 

The Razor Ripstik Motorized Caster Board recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 20, after it was discovered that design or manufacturing defects may cause the rear wheel to become locked in position, failing to rotate as expected.

At least four injuries have been linked to the Razor RipStick problems, including individuals who have experienced facial injuries, a lost tooth, scrapes and bruises.

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The recalled boards feature two wheels, an electric motor, and are designed for the rider to stand sideway, similar to a skateboard. If the rear wheel of the caster boards locks up, the ride may fall forward and hit the ground at a high speed.

The recall involves an estimated 158,000 Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards, which can travel up to 10 mph. The boards have the brand name “RipStik” printed on the top of the board and were sold in blue and black colors. Customers may verify if their product is included in the recall by locating the manufacturing date on the bar code printed underneath the board.

The recalled caster boards were manufactured in China under Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, California. They were distributed for sale at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online through Amazon.com, Razor.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Walmart.com and various other online retailers from February 2016 through April 2017 for about $180.

Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled caster boards immediately and to contact Razor at 866-467-2967 or visit them online at www.razor.com and navigate to the “Recall Information” link to receive information on how to obtain a free repair kit.

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