According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 2,147 units of certain Piaggio Fly Scooters and Vespa models due to a fire hazard arising from a ignition control unit.
The company, Piaggio USA, Inc., announced the recall after it was found that improper ignition timing can result in the engine backfiring into the airbox, thereby posing a fire hazard. The recalled models are the 2011-2012 Fly 50 Scooters, 2010-2012 Vespa LX50, and 2009-2012 Vespa S50. The recalled scooter and vespa models are part of recall campaign number 11V603000.
Consumers with the recalled scooter or vespa can contact the company directly at 212-380-4433 for additional information. Vehicle owners will receive a free replacement of the faulty component free of charge at their local dealer.
As a Riverside personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer Riverside to learn about the legal options available to you.