Dynacraft Recalls Monster High City Motor Scooters Due to Fall Hazard; Sold
Exclusively at Walmart
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
Name of Product: Motor Scooters with Monster High graphics
Hazard: The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider
to lose control and fall.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the City Scooter, disconnect
the battery and return it to the nearest Walmart store to receive a full
refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: Dynacraft; at (800) 551-0032, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday; or online at www.dynacraftbike.com, and click on
Owners, then select Warnings/Recalls.
Photos are available at
Units: About 5,500
Description: This recall involves electric, battery-operated City Scooters
that are purple and black with Monster High graphics on the front panels, seat
and rear fenders. The scooters were manufactured between October 5, 2012 and
November 7, 2012. Model number "8801-14" and the date of manufacture,
formatted as "YYYY/MM/DD," are printed on a data label on the underside of the
scooter's center platform. Serial numbers for the recalled scooters have the
letters "QYCEI" followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 003125
through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the
scooter's center platform near the data label.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of incidents of City
Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries
that include a bloody nose and bruises.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores and Walmart.com nationwide from November
2012 to January 2013 for about $249.
Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.
Manufacturer: Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of
consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and
household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall
ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can
obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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