Toy and scooter manufacturer Razor USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced the recall of thousands of Razor scooters and four-wheeled ride-on vehicles, due to two separate product defects that can cause injuries to riders.
The scooter recall announced Thursday involves about 103,000 Razor "PowerWing" three-wheeled scooters, black or silver in color. According to a CPSC Press Release, the scooter's foot platforms can have sharp edges and may pose a laceration hazard. Razor USA has received 10 reports of cuts to scooter riders' Achilles tendons or ankles -- with four riders requiring tendon surgery and three needing stitches. CPSC is advising consumers NOT to return the scooters to retailers, but instead to contact Razor USA directly to receive a free set of replacement foot platforms.
Also on Thursday, CPSC announced that Razor is recalling about 30,000 of its "Dirt Quad" electric ride-on vehicles, because a potential defect involving the throttle control can cause the vehicle to surge forward unexpectedly. CPSC advises "Dirt Quad" owners to contact Razor USA to receive a replacement controller at no cost.