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OFT warns about flammable mobility scooters

Users of Days Healthcare UK Ltd ‘Strider’ mobility scooters are being warned by the OFT that their scooter could overheat and catch fire, potentially causing serious injury to the driver or other people, as well as damaging property.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) received a report of an incident where the electronic control unit (ECU) on the scooter overheated causing smoke to rise from under the rear bodywork. No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident, however, overheating of the ECU could cause the insulation on the cables around it to melt.

Strider scooters are manufactured in Taiwan by Kymco and are distributed throughout Europe by Days Healthcare UK Ltd.

Strider Maxi mobility scooters with serial numbers EV10FZUK00318 to EV10FZUK00440 and Strider Midi 4 Plus mobility scooters with serial numbers EV10DZUK00472 to EV10DZUK00940 are affected.

Concerned people can contact Days Healthcare UK Ltd on 01656 664700 to arrange for a free replacement ECU to be fitted, or alternatively, they should speak to the supplier of the scooter.

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