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Scooters Recalled for Breaking Wheels

Scooters Recalled for Breaking Wheels

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Chinese manufacturer of Bratz Stylin' Scooters is recalling about 297,000 scooters because the wheels can break or become damaged, which can lead users to fall or suffer injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The distributor, MGA Entertainment Inc., of Van Nuys, Calif., has received six reports of cracked wheels. All the incidents resulted in cuts, scrapes and bruises. In one case, a child suffered a broken arm.

The recall includes scooters manufactured by Jurong Dumar Bicycle Inc. of China. The recall does not include Bratz Stylin' Scooters manufactured for MGA by any manufacturer other than Jurong.

The non-motorized, two-wheeled scooters have a folding hinge and an adjustable handlebar. The scooter platform is purple with a bright pink Bratz logo on the top surface.

Included in this recall are scooters containing information identifying the product as Item No. 266563, with a date of manufacture before July 2004, and manufactured by Jurong. This identification information can be located either in the area directly beneath the scooter platform or at the bottom of the scooter near the rear wheel.

The scooters were sold at toy and discount chain stores nationwide from September 2003 through November 2004 for about $30.

Consumers should stop using the scooter immediately and contact MGA for a refund or a replacement scooter. For additional information, consumers can contact MGA at 800-222-4685. ------ On the Net: MGA Entertainment customer service: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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