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Razor 4-Wheeler Causes Injuries, Recalled.

The RazorĀ® Dirt Quad Electric Ride-On Contains a Throttle Defect

Razor has received 60 reports of the vehicles unexpectedly surging forward, including two reports of injuries. They have recalled about 30,000 vehicles because the control module for the throttle can fail and cause the electric ride-on vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward and can cause injuries.

This recall involves ID numbers begining with 103110-01 or 103110-02. The product ID numbers are located on the bar code affixed to the right step of the vehicle, on the charger and on the retail packaging. Product ID numbers beginning with 103110-03 or later are not included in this recall. They were sold nationwide from August 2006 through September 2007 for about $400.

Please contact Razor for a free replacement controller. Visit Razor, or call (800) 813-3155.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


7 user comments to “Razor 4-Wheeler Causes Injuries, Recalled.”

  1. Alicia Salkowski Says:

    A friend of ours has a young daughter that just lost several fingers by placing them in the brake holes (in the brake wheel), has there been a report of this yet? recall? better design for this dangerous part on your product? We also own one of these 4 wheelers.

  2. chris guiney Says:

    I’m looking to purchase a charger for this Razor product.
    Please advise.

    VB,
    Chris Guiney

  3. A. Salkowski Says:

    Update: As it turns out, there were several children around the country that were injured from the poor design of the brake wheel on this 4-wheeler. You would think they could design some type of protective cover? Several have lost fingers and one was de-gloved (skin completely removed from hand). The company is choosing to settle with the families but has not done anything to make this product safer.

  4. Bill Pickering Says:

    It is very unfortunate that these kids were hurt in this way. Parents want to blame someone else for errors in their own judgement. This particular Razor is not, and should not be considered a toy, in the same way as a Power Wheel.
    Parents should approach this with the same seriousness as a motorized dirt bike, and be aware of the potential for injury before purchasing. The fact that it has a disc brake, which works more effectively when it is slotted, should have been the first clue that this has the potential for serious fun, and with serious fun and small children, caution is paramount.
    I have a hard time imagining how a child can get himself in a position to put his finger in one of the holes and actuate the throttle at the same time. The responsible parent was where in this scenario? Unfortunately, as a Honda slogan said a few years ago, “Stupid hurts”. These kind of accidents occur because of lack of education and supervision. Too bad these children didn’t have either, evidently.

    Before someone jumps to the assumption that I represent the company, I don’t. I have been a certified motorcycle instructor and have a 3 year old that has had an absolute blast on one of these on the trails of our woods. That being said, he never rides without a helmet and long pants and sleeves. And I mean a DOT approved Bell helmet. If you don’t plan for the crash, sure enough, it will hurt more when it does occur. There are many kids who simply arent’t mature enough to handle these, and age has nothing to do with that. They have to be able to comprehend that they have to be careful and attentive all the time.

    Enough said. Great product for entry level riding. Other than improved front suspension, which would significantly increase the price, I have always felt this was well thought out. It has served our son well. Thank you, Razor.

  5. A. Salkowski Says:

    Thank you for your input Mr. Pickering. You give some great advice: Parental supervision and wearing a helmet! However, you forgot to mention all those that rode motorcycles and the appropriate safety equipment but oops, and accident happened; now they are paralyzed for life or dead, no fault of their own our their parents. As you said “it was an accident”. You can not plan for every accident, obviously or our ER’s would be empty and they are not. Or organ donation waiting lists would be longer.

    That said, maybe if you had two or more small children, then you would of been more able to understand how one could be on the Razor quad and one could run up behind and not know to keep their hands away from the brake area, or accidentally fall into the brake wheel area. Most of the accidents happened WITH supervision much to the horror of their parents. Could you move your son away from a lightning strike in a split second? Didn’t think so.

    And by the way, this same company that you happen to not be an employee of, was not even allowed to sell this product in Europe until it DID cover the brake wheel with a simple plastic safety device. So yes, it can be done and it was done in a cost effective way; but not so in the USA where they continue to sell this product without the safety device nor is it offered for purchase. In the USA there are many companies that continue to make products that are harmful. There are also many that go through every effort to improve the safety of their products; Razor is apparently not one of them.

  6. Mad Says:

    Most of the standard bar locks can be deaetfed not by attacking the lock but by attacking the steering wheel. The rim of the steering wheel is made out of plastic. It is much easier to cut the plastic section of the steering wheel that secures the lock then remove the lock. However if the entire steering wheel is covered with metal you cannot easily remove the lock. Plus there is a 2nd line of protection that goes to the brake pedal. Basically 2 locks and a? steel to steel connection

  7. Alicia Says:

    Recently saw this product displayed at the store and relieved to see that they redesign the brake wheel. Too bad they did not act on this sooner.

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