I got this email from Kickboard USA:

Kickboard USA is conducting a Voluntary Recall of its Blue, Pink, Orange and Aqua Mini scooters purchased after May 25, 2012. Our records indicate you may have purchased one of the affected scooters. The problem on the scooter is that the deck can break, potentially leaving a sharp edge which could be dangerous to children.

The breakage occurs at the front tip of the scooter’s deck, in the area in front of the T-bar, and is due to a 90 degree angle in the black under-deck, or chassis. We are working with the manufacturer based in Germany, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to rectify the situation. We anticipate having a new supply of the Mini scooters we love and trust, within a matter of weeks.

What You Should Do Next

Although the functionality of the scooter itself is not affected, and the scooter is not dangerous unless the deck breaks, it could become dangerous upon breaking, and we are therefore asking consumers to read below to confirm they have an affected scooter, and if they do, they should stop using the affected scooter and contact us so that we can arrange for a UPS Return Label for the scooter to be returned to us. Please reply to this email and provide us with the address where the scooter can be picked up.

We will repair or replace the scooter. We are working with the CPSC now to verify the method for repairing the scooter and we also are working with NSF who is conducting safety testing on any repairs we do.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of customers is more important to us than anything else, and our policy is that it is better to be safe than sorry.

Our foremost concern is to retrieve and repair the defective scooters.

Read below to ascertain if your scooter is one that is affected by this recall notice.

MINIS AFFECTED (see below)

Minis which are affected include


but only if:

the Mini was purchased after May 25, 2012

the Mini has Mini Micro logo on the front

the Mini has Micro (sideways) on the Tbar stick

the Mini is in the new white box


All Minis purchased prior to May 25, 2012

RED, YELLOW & GREEN Minis and/or:

All Minis sold in the colored boxes (same color as scooter)

All Minis with Mini Kick on the front

All Minis with KICK (sideways) on the Tbar stick

To summarize, our records show you may have purchased one of the affected Mini scooters. If so, please reply to this email so that we can arrange for the retrieval and replacement of the deck.

Again, apologies and thank you. Please know that our highest priority is the safety of our customers.

Best Regards,

The Kickboard USA Team