E-Scooter-Related Injuries Are on the Rise;

CPSC Releases New Study and Public Service Announcement



CPSC E-Scooter Press Release


E-Scooter PSA 30 Second TV Script


Dear PSA Director:


Scooter lately? If you haven’t tried one personally, surely you have witnessed someone else rolling through a city street on an e-scooter. This increasingly popular mode of transportation is being hailed as a convenient, cost-effective and fun way to get around town.

Unfortunately, injuries and deaths associated with their use have also increased, according to a new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers need to know the risks BEFORE they ride.

To help prevent injuries and help consumers stay safe while riding e-scooters, the CPSC has released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring safety tips for riders.

We hope you will broadcast the enclosed 30 second spot whenever commercial time is available throughout the year — it will save lives.

Thank you.

Joseph Martyak

Director of Communications

Consumer Product Safety Commission


Media Contacts:

Joseph Martyak, Director of Communications – jmartyak@cpsc.gov; 301-504-7599

Patty Davis, Deputy Director of Communications and Press Secretary – pdavis@cpsc.gov; 301-504-7601


Title:               Be a Champion of E-Scooter Safety – Public Service Announcement 2020

Length:            30 seconds

Format:           HD video with closed captioning

Language:       English

End Date:        None

Sponsor:          U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)