Snapping handlebars on Jakks Pacific Scooters
Author: David DeToffol
Uploaded: Monday, April 12, 2021, 4:52 PM
Last Edited: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:58 AM
We handle injury cases for broken “Y” handlebar joint on the scooter can break, posing a fall and injury hazard.
Manufactured In China, this recall involves Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo scooters with “Y” handlebars. The skateboard system has interchangeable parts that convert into a scooter. The scooter is created by inserting the “Y” handlebar into the base board. The scooters were sold in a variety of colors, including cyan (blue), chartreuse (yellow), lava (red) and mint (green). An 8-character alphanumeric manufacturing date code is located on the bottom side of each skate deck that is sold as part of the Skate & Scoot Combo. Only scooters with the following manufacturing date codes are included in the recall: 0049VE01, 0128VE01, 0238VE01, 0328VE01, 0598VE01, 0718VE01, 0878VE01, 1068VE01, 1168VE01, 1278VE01, 1458VE01, 1508VE01,1598VE01, 1858VE01, 2068VE01, 2328VE01, 2398VE01, 2478VE01, 2548VE01, 2508VE01, 2568VE01, 2958VE01, 3198VE01, 3258VE01, 3537VE01, 3628VE01.
The importer is Jakks Pacific Inc., of Santa Monica, California has received at least 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking, and some involving injury.
These were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Meijer, BJ’s Wholesale Club stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and morfboard.com from February 2018 through August 2020 for about $100.