Two Razor Recalls: Four-Wheel Electric Vehicles and Three-Wheel Scooters Recalled
On September 25, 2008, Razor USA LLC of Cerritos, California, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a Razor electric vehicle recall and Razor scooter recall involving a combined total of around 133,000 vehicles.
About 103,000 Razor PowerWing Three-Wheeled Scooters were recalled because of sharp edges on the underside of the foot platform, which could pose a risk of severe lacerations for children using the scooters.
Razor has received 10 reports of injuries, and at least 4 people required surgery to repair their Achilles tendon which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. A torn Achilles tendon is a serious injury which can result in a lengthy recovery after surgery and permanent residuals.
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The Razor scooters were sold between October 2007 and September 2008 for about $100 each. They were manufactured in either black or silver, with small foot platforms that extend out from the center support bar in a wing-like fashion.
The recalled Razor Power Wing Scooters contain product serial numbers starting with Y0708 to Y0712 and Y0801 to Y0808 on the bottom of the scooter near the front wheel. Products that contain an oval sticker next to the serial number with a “V” followed by any letter e.g. VE, VF etc. are not part of this recall.
A separate Razor recall was issued for about 30,000 of their Dirt Quad Electric Powered four-wheel vehicles. The small ride-on vehicles, which resemble an ATV, contain a defective module for the throttle which could cause it to suddenly surge forward. This could pose a serious risk of injury to the rider or bystanders.
Razor has received at least 60 reports of problems involving the defective throttle, and at least 10 people have suffered a personal injury.
The electric Razor Dirt Quad bikes were sold throughout the United States between August 2006 and September 2007 for about $400 each. They contain product identification numbers beginning with 1031 10-01 or 1031 10-02 located on the bar code that is fixed on the right step of the vehicle, on the charger and on the retail packaging. Product ID numbers that start with 1031 10-03 or later are not included in the recall.
Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled Razor PowerWing scooters and Razor four wheel electric vehicles. Razor is offering replacements of the controller on the electric vehicle and replacements of the foot platforms for the scooters.
WilliamJune 24, 2010 at 4:53 am
If you have a Razor product that is the subject of a recall, and your are not the original purchaser, don't bother calling them for a replacement. Their recalls only apply to the original purchaser. I have a scooter that is under one of their recalls, but they will not help me with it simply due to the fact that I'm not the original purchaser. I was told to quit using it and destroy it. But they w[Show More]If you have a Razor product that is the subject of a recall, and your are not the original purchaser, don't bother calling them for a replacement. Their recalls only apply to the original purchaser. I have a scooter that is under one of their recalls, but they will not help me with it simply due to the fact that I'm not the original purchaser. I was told to quit using it and destroy it. But they will not fix/replace the defective unit. Thanks, Bill
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