Scooters: Overview

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over 40,000 children were taken to hospital emergency rooms last year due to both motorized and self-propelled scooter accidents. While many of the injuries were caused by improper scooter operation, some of the scooters themselves were defective. In December 2000 the CPSC announced the recall of approximately 80,000 Excite Super Speeder II and Viper scooters after reports of finger injuries caused by a defective handlebar design. One child even required a partial finger amputation. In addition over 90,000 Kent Kickin' Mini-Scooters and 7,000 Kash 'N Gold Racer X20 Scooters were recalled after the agency learned of broken bones, bruises, abrasions and a cracked tooth because of a faulty handlebar design and joint system.

If your child has been seriously injured by a scooter of any kind, it may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Dangerous Toys: Overview
  2. Balance Problems: Overview
  3. Broken Bones: Overview
  4. Bruises: Overview
  5. Cerebral Edema / Swelling of the Brain: Overview
  6. Concussion: Overview
  7. Delirium: Overview
  8. Dislocation: Overview
  9. Fatigue: Overview
  10. Headaches
  11. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  12. Memory Loss
  13. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  14. Scars: Overview
  15. Seizures: Overview
  16. Sleep Disorders: Overview
  17. Speech Disorders: Overview
  18. Wounds: Overview
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