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November 13, 2003

CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Scooters and Mini Bikes

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 electric scooters and about 55,000 electric mini bikes. The motor control circuits can malfunction causing the scooters and mini bikes to continue to run after the power or throttle button is released, posing a risk of injury to children.
 
Fisher-Price has received 56 reports of incidents with the scooters, including one report of a chipped tooth and one report of a broken arm. Fisher-Price has received 24 reports of incidents involving the mini bike, including one report of a leg laceration.

The recalled Lightning PAC Scooters and MX3 Mini Bikes are battery powered ride-on toys designed for children ages six years and older. The product names are located on the side of the toy. The recalled scooters and mini bikes have model numbers of 73530 (Lightning PAC) or 73535 and B2222 (MX3 Mini Bike), which can be found inside the battery compartment. The recalled toys were manufactured in China.

Mass merchants and toy stores nationwide sold scooters between November 2001 and October 2003 for about $250 and sold mini bikes between May 2003 and September 2003 for about $200.

Consumers should take the toy vehicle(s) away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price at (800) 528-7153 anytime or log on to www.service.mattel.com to receive information on how to have their toys serviced for free at a certified Power Wheels Service Center. The Service Centers will make modifications to the toy vehicles' circuitry.

 
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During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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