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Target Recalls Electric Scooters

Target Recalls Electric Scooters

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Target is recalling almost 60-thousand electric scooters because bad wiring and insulation can cause fires or shocks.

The company has received five reports of property damage, including two house fires caused by the scooters, and 13 reports of them starting or moving on their own. One person sustained minor scratches.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the two-wheeled Leoch models known as Red Dragon or E-Scooter may have faulty wiring that causes short circuits, or poor insulation that exposes the wiring.

The scooters were sold in Target stores nationwide from February of last year through June. They cost about 200 dollars.

Consumers can return them to Target stores for a refund.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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