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Scooter recall set
December 7, 2000: 10:24 a.m. ET

Nearly 100,000 scooters put on recall list after injuries reported
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NEW YORK (CNN) - Nearly 100,000 scooters are being recalled this holiday season due to complaints the handles can unexpectedly come out of the steering column, causing riders to fall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. So far six injuries have been reported.

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Kent International Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., is recalling about 90,000 scooters. Kent has received at least four reports of handles dislodging, resulting in injuries including a broken arm, a broken wrist and a cracked tooth.

The Kent "Kickin' Mini Scooter" is made of chrome-plated steel and is sold with black backpacks embroidered in white with the word "kickin." Consumers should call Kent International to receive a free replacement handlebar with pins at 800-451-KENT.

graphicKash 'N Gold is recalling about 7,500 scooters. Kash has already received two reports of injuries, including a bump on the head and a chest bruise. The Racer X20 is made from lightweight aluminum and has translucent in-line style wheels. Consumers should call the store where the scooter was purchased for a refund or new scooter.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that more than 30,000 hospital emergency rooms have treated injuries associated with scooters this year. graphic

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