Recalls this week: motor scooters, battery packs

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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Motorized scooters that can unexpectedly accelerate and battery packs that can overheat are among this week's recalled products. Other recalls include coffee makers that can overheat and mattresses that can pose a fire hazard.

MOTOR SCOOTERS

DETAILS: Motor Scooters with Hello Kitty graphics made by Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. and distributed by Dynacraft BCS Inc. The battery-operated City Scooters are pink and black with Hello Kitty graphics on the front panel, footboard, and rear fenders. They were made between Sept. 9, 2012 and Dec. 3, 2012. Model number "8801-03" 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: 000001 through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the scooter's center platform near the data label. They were sold at Toys R Us stores and Toysrus.com nationwide from Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2013.

WHY: The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports of the scooters accelerating unexpectedly, including three minor injuries that include a bloody nose and bruises.

HOW MANY: About 5,200.

FOR MORE: Call Dynacraft at 800-551-0032 or visit www.dynacraftbike.com , and click on Owners, then select Warnings/Recalls.

BATTERY PACK

DETAILS: Ryobi Lithium 18-volt 4Ah Battery Packs made by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. and imported by One World Technologies Inc. They have model number P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. "Ryobi" and "Lithium+18V" are printed in white lettering on both sides of the battery pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the battery pack. They were sold at Home Depot stores and online at Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from Sept. 2012 to Dec. 2012.

WHY: The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 54,200 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call One World Technologies at 800-597-9624 or visit www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

COFFEE MAKERS

DETAILS: Jerdon Style model CM12B one-cup coffee makers, with date code 1217. The coffee makers are black and have an oval, red indicator light above the on/off switch. The coffee maker brews a single, eight to 12-ounce cup of coffee. The phrases "FIRST CLASS" and "JERDON" are printed in white letters on the front of the product. The model and date code are imprinted on a nameplate located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. They were sold from July 2012 to Jan. 2013.

WHY: The coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. .

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