The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of about 158,000 RipStik electric motorized caster boards because the rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.
This recall involves Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards. The boards have two wheels, a hub motor and a lithium ion battery. They have a wireless digital hand remote that controls the speed up to 10 mph. The manufacturing date is on the bar code label located on the bottom of the product and Razor USA LLC is embossed on the bottom. “RipStik” is printed on the top of the board. They are blue and black in color.
Razor has received more than 700 reports of the rear wheel locking up, resulting in four injuries, including one loose tooth and three scrapes and bruises.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled caster boards and contact Razor toll-free at 866-467-2967 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Razor.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information on how to receive a free repair kit.