fluidfreeride of Miami, Fla., is recalling about 1,900 Mercane WideWheel electric kick scooters.
The brake caliper can fail causing the rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards.
The firm has received 15 reports of brake failure and four reports of injuries including two bloody knees, lower back bruises and a sprained ankle.
This recall involves all Mercane WideWheel electric kick scooters. The foldable electric scooters are gray aluminum alloy and have four-inch-wide wheels.
WideWheel and Mercane are printed on the scooter’s platform.
The recalled scooters have a single 500W motor with an 8.8Ah battery or dual 500W motors with a 13.2Ah battery.
The scooters, manufactured in China, were sold online at fluidfreeride.com, Amazon.com and ebay.com from October 2018, through September 2019, for between $1,000 and $1,200.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the electric scooters and contact fluidfreeride for a free repair. fluidfreeride is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers may contact fluidfreeride toll-free at (855) 949-0192 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.fluidfreeride.com and click on “WideWheel Recall” at the top of the page for more information.