FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 27, 2013 - On September 27, 2013, Afikim Electric Vehicles initiated a nationwide recall of 69 Breeze C Scooters. The Breeze C Scooter may become unresponsive during operation due to an electrical contact which may fault due to extensive wear, which potentially could result in the driver not being able to stop the scooter during operation except by turning off the ignition key.
There is a Correction in process which has been reported to the FDA concerning this.
Consumers who have Breeze C Scooters should contact the manufacturer at 1-800-809-3010.
Recalled Breeze C Scooters were manufactured from 07/02/2010 to 07/24/2012 and distributed from 09/15/2010 to 07/25/2013.
The following styles have been recalled:
Breeze C, 3 Wheel and 4 Wheel Scooters
Total Number Recalled is 69.
Products can be identified by their color; the recalled products are either metallic blue or metallic silver. The products have two rear wheels and have either one or two wheels in the front. The scooters have an adjustable swivel seat and a front storage basket; some scooters may be fitted with an optional larger rear basket.
Afikim Electric Vehicles voluntarily recalled Breeze C Scooters after becoming aware of a potential for malfunction. Afikim Electric Vehicles has notified the FDA of this action.
During product testing we became aware of a potential scenario where an internal potentiometer wiper could become disconnected due to extensive wear. If this were to occur the device could continue to drive forward at a slow speed of approximately 2-4 mph and the only way to stop the device would be by turning off the main key switch. The number of scooters affected is 69; no injuries have been reported to date.
Afikim Electric Vehicles is notifying its distributors and customers by telephone and/or email and is arranging for correction of all recalled Breeze C Scooters.
Afikim Electric Vehicles sold Breeze C Scooters to distributors and directly to users in the US. The majority of the scooters were sold in California, other states where scooters were sold were Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Consumers with questions may contact the company via telephone Monday through Friday at 1-800-809-3010 between the hours of 9AM and 5PM (EST). Consumers may also contact the company via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA.