Potential Injury Risks Lead to Electric Scooter Recall
In a recent move to ensure consumer safety, Apollo Imports, a prominent name in the electric scooter industry, has initiated a recall of several of its electric scooter models. This action comes in the wake of increasing concerns over potential fall and injury hazards associated with these products.
As per information released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the models included in this recall are the Apollo Phantom V1, V2, and the 60V electric scooter versions. These specific models were available for purchase from June 2021 until May 2023.
Diving deeper into the issue, the CPSC highlighted a significant concern related to the durability of a specific bolt. This bolt, crucial for securing the front wheel and the suspension assembly of these scooters, has shown tendencies to loosen over prolonged use. In more severe cases, this bolt has even been reported to break entirely. Such malfunction poses a considerable risk of falls and potential injuries to the riders.
To quantify the gravity of this situation, the commission confirmed receiving no less than seven instances where the bolt malfunctioned, leading to its breaking. Out of these, three incidents resulted in injuries to the consumers.
In light of these events, the CPSC strongly advises all owners of the recalled scooter models to halt their usage with immediate effect. As a remedial measure, consumers can reach out to Apollo Imports directly to obtain a complimentary replacement bolt.
Legal Recourse and Potential Compensation
For consumers who’ve faced injuries as a result of this malfunction, there’s more than just the avenue of getting a replacement bolt. Victims may consider pursuing a legal course of action against the manufacturer, seeking damages for the harm they’ve suffered.
In the realm of product liability law, manufacturers can be held accountable for injuries resulting from design defects, manufacturing defects, or a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions. In this case, if the bolt’s design or manufacturing process is proven to be flawed, Apollo Imports could potentially be liable.
Victims may be entitled to various forms of compensation, ranging from medical expenses incurred due to the injury, lost wages if they were unable to work, pain and suffering, and even potential punitive damages if it’s determined that the company acted negligently or recklessly.
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If you or someone you know has been impacted by the malfunction of these Apollo electric scooters, it’s crucial to act swiftly. The national product liability law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, renowned for championing the rights of injury victims, is offering a free consultation for affected individuals. Don’t let the injury overshadow your rights. Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today, and let the experts guide you through your legal journey.
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