Razor Recalling RipStik Motorized Caster Boards Due to Fall Hazard
The rear wheel may stop spinning and lock up while in use
Razor has recalled approximately 158,000 RipStik electric motorized caster boards due to a fall hazard.
The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while the board is in use, posing a fall risk.
The affected devices include two wheels, a hub motor, and a lithium ion battery. They also have a wireless digital hand remote that controls the speed of the device up to 10 mph. The manufacturing date is printed on the bar code label on the board's bottom, and Razor USA LLC is embossed on the bottom. RipStik is printed on top of the device.
The recalled products, which are blue and black, were sold across the country at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and other stores, as well as online at Amazon.com, Razor.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com, Walmart.com, and other websites, from February 2016 until April 2017 for roughly $180.
The company has gotten more than 700 reports of the rear wheel locking up and resulting in four injuries. These included one loose tooth and three scrapes and bruises. For this reason, consumers should stop using the boards right away and contact the company for a free repair kit.
Consumers with questions should contact Razor at (866) 467-2967.