Mobility scooter warningSome models could burst into flames

17 August 2006

Some models of mobility scooter are in danger of bursting into flames when being used, a government watchdog has warned.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says there is a potential fire risk with the Maxi 3, Maxi 4 and Midi 4 Plus mobility scooters.

The health watchdog is aware of two incidents in the UK where scooters have caught fire although no injuries were reported in either case.

The manufacturer, Day Healthcare Ltd, has started an update of the battery wiring of those scooters to remove the risk of fire during use. But the company warns there could be further fires if its updates aren't carried out.

Battery problem

If you own a scooters manufactured between April 2004 and March 2006, which can be identified by the serial numbers listed below, contact the dealer who supplied it to arrange for the necessary update. This will be carried out for free.

The serial numbers of affected scooters are:

  • EV10FB-UK00002 to EV10FB-UK00517, for Maxi 3
  • EV10FA-UK00157 to EV10FA-UK02101, for Maxi 4
  • EV10DC-UK00101 to EV10DC-UK01227, for Midi 4 Plus.