Riders of Too’s Elite 60-volt electric scooters are being urged to find another means of travel immediately, following the death of two people in a fire caused by the product.
The urgent warning to stop using scooters sold under the brand name “Zooz” and Toos” at Toos Urban Ride stores in New York and online comes after an apartment fire killed two people – including a 7-year-old – in New York York City in April, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.
Fire officials determined the fire was sparked by a lithium-ion battery in the Toos Elite 60-volt scooter that had not been certified by an accredited laboratory to the current UL safety standard, according to the federal agency.
The scooter was charged by a 48-volt charger, also sold by Toos. UL Solutions has issued a public notice about 48-volt chargers bearing unauthorized UL certification marks, the CPSC said.
Too’s Urban Ride refused to complete “an acceptable recall with the CPSC,” according to the agency.
A person who answered the phone at Too’s Urban Ride said the business was closed and declined to comment further.
The CPSC’s plea to the public comes less than a week after the agencyin injuries from e-scooters, hoverboards and e-bikes, with at least 233 deaths linked to the products from 2017 to 2022.
The agency has announced several recalls related to the products, including one in late September by Future Motion, the maker of Onewheel electric skateboards, after.
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