Whill Personal Electric Vehicles Recalled for Safety Concerns
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2020
About 1,150 Whill Model Ci personal electric wheelchairs have been recalled due to a problem with the mobility device’s control pad. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the motorized vehicles can suddenly accelerate or decelerate and the power can spontaneously turn on or off, creating the potential for injuries.
Fifteen incidents have been reported to CPSC, none of which have involved injuries.
Serial numbers, which can be found on the seat assembly of the recalled Model Ci personal mobility devices, range from C_1711188_US to C_1909011_US. The battery compartment is imprinted with the words “Whill” and “Model Ci.” The chairs of these vehicles are black with blue, red, white, or black arm covers.
Recalled Whill Model Ci personal EVs were sold for approximately $4,500 from November 2017 through September 2019 online through various retailers, including spinlife.com, accessnsm.com, topmobility.com, and scootaround.com.
The manufacturer, WHILL, Inc. of Japan, is offering a free replacement of these vehicles. Contact them at 844-699-4455.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to malfunction of a Whill Model Ci personal electric vehicle, contact OnderLaw at 314-963-9000. We hold corporations responsible for dangerous products, and we don’t get paid unless you win your case. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation.