The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), in cooperation with Razor USA LLC, announced a voluntary recall of Razor® Dirt Quad Electric Powered Ride-On Vehicles. The CPSC recommended that consumers stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The CPSC stated that the reason for the recall was that the control module for the throttle can fail and cause the vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward, posing a risk of injury to the user or a bystander. At the time of the recall, Razor received 60 reports of the vehicles unexpectedly surging forward, including two reports of injuries.
Product ID numbers included in the recall begin with 103110-01 or 103110-02. The product ID numbers are located on the bar code affixed to the right step of the vehicle, on the charger and on the retail packaging. Product ID numbers beginning with 103110-03 or later are not included in this recall. These vehicles were manufactured in China and sold at authorized dealers nationwide from August 2006 through September 2007 for about $400. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Razor for a free replacement controller. Those who want more information about this recall should contact Razor USA at 1-800-813-3155 or visit the company’s website at www.razor.com/recall.
Defective ATVs, off-road vehicles and quads are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year. Crashes involving ATVs often result in catastrophic injuries or deaths. Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries are quite common and an increasingly high number of these accidents involve children and teens. Lack of supervision, lack of safety gear or lack of adequate training can result in these unnecessary tragedies.
If you or someone you know has been severely injured, permanently disabled or killed by these ATVs or other brand of off-road vehicles, contact us to find out how to pursue your legal rights.