November 13, 2003CPSC, 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.