A Running List of Recalled Scooters, Skateboards, and Ride-On Cars

More than 225,000 vehicles have been found defective in the last three years. See if yours is one of them.

by Dave Baldwin
Scooter, Skateboard & Ride-On Car recalls

On average, more than 100 toys and kids products are recalled each year due to defect. And a lot of those ⏤ at least over the past few years ⏤ have been scooters, electric skateboards, and battery-powered kids ride-on cars, not to mention a long list of hoverboards with overheating batteries. In fact, just last month 5,000 Radio Flyer eWagons were recalled for faulty wiring that caused the motor to start automatically. And last May, 20,000 pint-sized Jeeps were revealed to have gas pedals that stick. Both dangerous flaws when you’re talking about toys for kids, no matter how skilled the toddler behind the wheel.

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According to multiple government agencies who keep tabs on safety recalls ⏤ most prominently the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products ⏤ there have been 10 scooters, electric skateboards, and battery-powered ride-on cars recalled in the last three years, excluding hoverboards (that’s an entirely different, and again, exhaustive list). And while the number of actual units recalled is high ⏤ more than 225,000 units ⏤ thankfully, there have been only a handful of injuries.

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That said, since ride-on toys tend to have a long life and/or get handed down to friends or purchased at garage sales, we’ve included all 10 on this list just to play it safe. Here are the ones you need to watch out for.

Note: If you have a problem with a dangerous product or a product-related injury, you should report it to or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.

Radio Flyer eWagon

Hazard: Faulty wiring can cause the wagon’s motor to start automatically

Number Recalled: 5,000

Recall Date: March 14, 2018

Action to Take: Contact for refund

Contact:, 800-621-7613

Unlike most battery-powered kids’ vehicles, which only move when you press a pedal or button, Radio Flyer’s electric wagon has been reported to take off on its own ⏤ improper wiring causes the motor to start unintentionally. The wagon in question has a removable canopy, two seats with belts, four cup holders, and model number 3912/3912A. It was sold at Toys ‘R’ Us from August 2017 through January 2018, and Radio Flyer is offering a full refund. Full Recall Details

Dynacraft Ride-On Vehicles

Hazard: The gas pedal sticks, posing a crash hazard

Number Recalled: 20,000

Recall Date: May 23, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for repair

Contact:, 800-551-0032

This recall may affect three different 12V battery-operated vehicles ⏤ the Surge Camo 4X4, the Surge Quad ATV, and the Tonka Mighty Dump Truck ⏤ but the issue is the same with them all: the gas pedal sticks. And it has led to 19 crashes and reports of abrasions, cuts, and bruises. Each vehicle was sold at a different store ⏤ Walmart, Academy Sports, or Toys ‘R’ Us ⏤ but owners can contact Dynacraft for a free replacement foot pedal and installation instructions. Full Recall Details

Krusher Pro Freestyle Scooters

Hazard: The steering tube can break, posing a fall hazard

Number Recalled: 18,700

Recall Date: May 19, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for refund

Contact:, 844-728-9957

Sold at Walmart and Westminster Trading Stores between June 2016 and May 2017, the 30-inch-tall blue Krusher Pro Freestyle has a defective steering column. And when it breaks ⏤ as has happened on 15 occasions, leading to two injuries ⏤ riders can be jettisoned. There’s no way to fix it, but customers can contact the company for a full refund. Full Recall Details

Razor RipStik

Hazard: Rear wheel locks up, posing fall hazard

Number Recalled: 158,000

Recall Date: April 20, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for repair kit

Contact:, 866-467-2967

Almost 160,000 of these popular motorized caster boards ⏤ a cross between a skateboard/snowboard that can hit 10mph ⏤ were recalled at this time last year when Razor discovered the rear wheel locking up. In fact, the CPSC received 700 reports of it doing so, leading to a handful of injuries and “one loose tooth.” The fix is easy and involves a free repair kit. Full Recall Details

Xootr Adult Kick Scooters

Hazard: Steer support can break, posing a fall hazard

Number Recalled: 3,000

Recall Date: April 6, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for repair kit

Contact:, 800-816-2724

Also recalled in April of last year, this 36-inch-tall adult kick scooter for urban commuters has the same problem as the Krusher Pro Freestyle: a steering support that snaps off while you’re scooting down the street. They were sold between November 2016 and January 2017 for $270, and can be repaired with replacement parts from the Pennsylvania-based company. Full Recall Details

Pulse Safe Start Transform Electric Scooter

Hazard: The axle joint can break, posing a fall hazard

Number Recalled: 8,900

Recall Date: January 24, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for refund or replacement

Contact:, 844-287-8711

For exactly one month in 2016, between September and October, almost 9,000 of these electric scooters for kids as young as 6-years-old rolled off the assembly line with a defective knuckle joint that connected the wheel and axle. Fortunately, the company caught the issue before any injuries were reported, and owners can return the scooters for a refund. Full Recall Details

Boosted Dual+ Electric Skateboard

Hazard: The battery can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard

Number Recalled: 3,300

Recall Date: January 12, 2017

Action to Take: Contact for replacement

Contact:, 844-395-0070

Boosted’s $1,500 Dual+ Electric longboard, which was recalled at the beginning of last year, was plagued with the same issue as most of the hoverboards that made the news ⏤ faulty Lithium Ion batteries that overheated and caught fire. Almost 3,300 of the boards were affected and owners can contact the California-base company for a free replacement battery pack. Full Recall Details

GLOPO Joyrider Three-Wheeled Scooters

Hazard: Front wheels detach when riding, posing a fall hazard

Number Recalled: 520

Recall Date: December 29, 2016

Action to Take: Contact for repair kit.

Contact:, , 855-965-1704

The front wheels of these colorful kick scooters for toddlers can pop off mid scoot ⏤ the problem is that simple. It’s only happened once (injuring the child who was thrown), and it only affects 520 scooters, but if you bought one between October 2014 through January 2016 and/or received one as a hand-me-down, it’s important to contact GLOPO for the free repair kit. Full Recall Details

Peg Perego’s 850 Polaris Sportsman

Hazard: A circuit board malfunction can cause the motor to overheat and ignite, posing a fire/burn hazard

Number Recalled: 3,000

Recall Date: October 27, 2016

Action to Take: Contact for replacement parts

Contact:, 877-737-3464

A slightly more complicated defect than on some of the other vehicles, a faulty circuit-board relay on this battery-powered, two-person ATV causes the motor to overheat and ignite. Three vehicles have overheated and one rider was burned. Once owners have received a new circuit board and detailed instruction from Peg Perego, they should be able to easily swap out the bad part and get back on the trail. Full Recall Details

Peanuts Flying Ace

Hazard: Hubcaps can detach, posing a choking hazard

Number Recalled: 11,000

Recall Date: October 27, 2015

Action to Take: Contact for refund

Contact:, 800-440-0680

Around 11,000 of these “Snoopy Flying Ace” airplanes for kids ages 12 months to 2 years were recalled for the most basic of problems: the hubcaps pop off and pose a choking hazard. That’s it ⏤ no overheating batteries, no broken steering columns. The colorful planes were sold exclusively at Target until August 2015 and owners are eligible for a full refund. Full Recall Details