Dynacraft BSC of American Canyon, CA, is recalling about 5,200 motor scooters with Hello Kitty graphics.
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 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 pink and black with Hello Kitty graphics on the front panel, footboard and rear fenders. The scooters were manufactured between September 10, 2012 and December 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.
The scooters, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores and Toysrus.com nationwide from October 2012 to January 2013 for about $279.
Consumers should immediately stop using the City Scooter, disconnect the battery and return it to the nearest Toys R Us 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.