Lime recalled thousands of electric scooters because the battery can catch on fire, or they can break in half when in use, causing serious injury or death to a rider.
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Lime Scooters Recalled for Breaking in Half
In November 2018, Lime recalled “Okai”-model electric scooters after reports of the baseboards cracking or breaking in half, according to the Washington Post. Lime announced the global recall several weeks after determining that the scooters can crack or break in half “when subjected to repeated abuse” or “if ridden off a curb at high speed.”
Reports of Broken Lime Scooters on Social Media
Dozens of people throughout the U.S. have posted photos and videos on social media of Lime scooters that broke in half. The break is typically located where the baseboard meets the stem of the scooter.
Texas Man Dies After Falling Off Scooter that Broke in Half
In September 2018, a 24 year-old man from Texas named Jacoby Stoneking died the day after he fell off a Lime scooter and hit his head. He was able to call a Lyft before losing consciousness, and the driver found him near a Lime scooter that was broken in half in the road.
Lime Mechanics Warn About Safety Hazards
Mechanics that work for Lime have reported that cracks can develop in the baseboard within days of a scooter being placed on the street.
Another mechanic reported that riders who weigh as little as 145 ponds can cause the scooters to snap, and warned:
“I would suggest that these are unsafe for public use. It’s only a matter of time before someone is severely injured…if not here, somewhere else.”
What is a Lime Scooter?
Lime is the business name of Neutron Holdings, Inc., a company that operates green-colored Lime-S electric scooters and Lime-E bike sharing systems in dozens of cities across the U.S. and internationally. Lyme uses a mobile app to unlock the bike or scooter for a flat fee, and then riders are charged by the minute.
Lime Scooters Recalled for Battery Fire Risk
In August 2018, a recall was issued for about 2,000 Lime Segway Ninebot scooters because the battery could smolder or catch on fire due to a manufacturing defect. The scooters were located in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Lake Tahoe.
Injuries on Lime Scooters
- Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
- Bone fracture
- Traumatic brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Fall injuries
- Joint injury to knee, wrist, ankle, etc.
- Car accidents
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