Dynacraft BSC of American Canyon, CA, is recalling about 5,500 Monster High City motor scooters.
The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall. The firm has received nine reports of incidents of City Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries that include a bloody nose and bruises.
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 scooters, manufactured in China, 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 may contact Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.