Anyone who is a parent likely remembers that magical day when their child learned how to ride a bicycle or to otherwise balance themselves on two wheels. In recent years, that ability to balance has expanded in terms of vehicles that can be put to use as different companies have been releasing scooters of different types for children to ride. These scooters are fun for the kids and their limited ability to accelerate much beyond 10-15 miles per hour makes them about as safe as such a product can be considering the inherent risks.
However, when something goes wrong with the design, the manufacture or both of these aspects of any scooter that’s intended to be used by children, the danger involved with using them skyrockets. Unfortunately for thousands of scooter owners, that danger has become too much for consumers to be able to continue use them. Recently, Dynacraft has initiated a recall of thousands of units of its scooter line because of the potential for falling that extends well beyond the simple loss of balance by a child. Parents who own the specific models are asked to return them for a refund.
Dynacraft Recall Details
According to awareness efforts that are being made both by the company and by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Dynacraft City Scooter is being recalled. The specific models are also known as Motor Scooters with Monster High graphics. More than 5,000 of these units have been recalled, and the reason for this step is because these scooters have shown a tendency to suddenly accelerate without the rider expecting it, and this sudden acceleration can lead to falls.
At this point, nine separate incidents have been reported, and three of these incidents involved minor injuries. According to a press release put out by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “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.”
These scooters were sold in Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the country and their retail value was reported to be approximately $249. Consumers who have purchased any of these models are encouraged to contact the manufacturer through their Web site at www.dynacraftbike.com so that they can begin the process of collecting a refund.
Hopefully enough people who own these models will be made aware of this problem before anyone is seriously injured as a result of using them. People who have been injured as a result of using dangerous products need to take some time to have their legal rights reviewed. If this includes you or someone you love, contact the California defective products lawyers at the Demas Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation.