Razor USA has issued a recall of about 30,000 Dirt Quad Electric Power Ride-On Vehicles for a defective control module on itâ€™s throttle, which can fail and cause this off-road all-terrain vehicle to unexpectedly accelerate forward. Such a failure poses a risk of serious injury to the ATV user or a bystander, according to a Sept. 25 article on the watchdog Web site, Consumeraffairs.com. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has also issued an alert about this defective all-terrain vehicle.
Razor USA, which is based in Cerritos, California, has received 60 reports of these vehicles unexpectedly surging forward. Two of these reports involved injuries. This particular recall involves Razor Dirt Quad electrically powered ride-on vehicles. The product ID numbers included in the recall begin with 103110-01 or 103110-02. These numbers are located on the bar code attached 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 reportedly not included in this recall. These defective ATVs, which were manufactured in China, were sold by authorized dealers all over the United States between August 2006 and September 2007 for about $400.