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Scooters Recalled Due to Inability to Stop


Breeze C Scooters have been recalled because they may become unresponsive during operation due to an electrical contact that may fault due to extensive wear. This potentially could result in the driver not being able to stop the scooter during operation except by turning off the ignition key.

 

During product testing the manufacturer, Afikim Electric Vehicles, 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 two to four miles per hour and the only way to stop the device would be by turning off the main key switch.

 

The recall is limited to metallic blue or metallic silver, Breeze C, 3 Wheel and 4 Wheel Scooters. 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.

 

Recalled Breeze C Scooters were manufactured from July 2, 2010 to July 24, 2012, and distributed from September 15, 2010, to July 25, 2013. Afikim Electric Vehicles sold Breeze C Scooters to distributors and directly to users in the U.S. 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.

 

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