Products Liability Law Daily Over 162K scooters recalled over possible “Y” handlebar breakage
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Over 162K scooters recalled over possible “Y” handlebar breakage

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

Jakks Pacific will provide free replacement "T" handlebars for the recalled scooters.

Jakks Pacific Inc., of Santa Monica, California, is recalling about 162,300 MorfBoard Skate & Scoot Combo scooters with "Y" handlebars because the "Y" handlebar joint on the scooter can break, posing a fall hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 21-010, October 21, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. The company has received 18 reports of the "Y" handlebars breaking, with one injury when a child fell resulting in a bloody nose.

Product description. The recall involves Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo scooters with "Y" handlebars. The skateboard system has interchangeable parts that convert into a scooter. The scooter is created by inserting the ‘Y" handlebar into the base board. The scooters were sold in a variety of colors, including cyan (blue), chartreuse (yellow), lava (red) and mint (green). An 8-character alphanumeric manufacturing date code is located on the bottom side of each skate deck that is sold as part of the Skate & Scoot Combo. Only scooters with the following manufacturing date codes are included in the recall: 0049VE01, 0128VE01, 0238VE01, 0328VE01, 0598VE01, 0718VE01, 0878VE01, 1068VE01, 1168VE01, 1278VE01, 1458VE01, 1508VE01,1598VE01, 1858VE01, 2068VE01, 2328VE01, 2398VE01, 2478VE01, 2548VE01, 2508VE01, 2568VE01, 2958VE01, 3198VE01, 3258VE01, 3537VE01, and 3628VE01.

The scooters were manufactured in China, and they were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Meijer, and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and morfboard.com, from February 2018 through August 2020 for about $100.

Remedy. Consumers should take these recalled scooters with the "Y" handlebars away from children immediately and contact Jakks Pacific to receive a free replacement "T" handlebar.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Jakks Pacific online at www.jakks.com and click on "Safety Notices" at the bottom of the page, or toll-free at 855-602-5464 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.

Companies: Jakks Pacific Inc.

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