About 5,500 Motor Scooters with Monster High graphics have been recalled by the distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif. and the manufacturer Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. Ltd., of China. The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall. 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.
The company says it has received nine reports of incidents of City Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries. The scooters were sold exclusively at Walmart stores and Walmart.com nationwide from November 2012 to January 2013 for about $249. 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. Consumers can 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.
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