Firefighters have issued a warning about an e-scooter model which poses a serious risk of injury to riders due to a number of faults.
The Emanba VL10 E-scooter model has been recalled as there is risk of riders crashing or suffering electric shocks.
The service tweeted: “Recall Notice EMANBA E-scooter. This item poses a serious risk of injury due to the speed not being limited.
“It also poses a risk of electric shock. If you own this product, stop using it immediately.”
On the Trading Standards page regarding the scooter, users are warned: “The product poses a serious risk of injuries as it went over the maximum speed requirement due to the speed not being limited.
“Consumer may crash on scooter as they may be unable to stop due to high speed and suffer injuries. The product does not meet the requirements of the Supply of Machinery Regulations 2008.
“The product also poses a risk of electric shock as it was supplied with a non-compliant BS 1363 plug and a non-compliant BS 1362 fuse. The transformer was also of a poor build quality because it did not meet the requirements for creepage and clearance.
“The product does not meet the requirements of Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994.”
The scooter is imported from China, but the move means the model will now be blocked at the boarder.
Makers of the scooter Emanba, which describes itself on its website as “one of the leading e-scooter manufacturers in the world”, has been contacted for comment.