|By PR Newswire||
|February 16, 2014 09:00 AM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Razor USA LLC, innovators of outdoor fun and home of the iconic Razor kick scooter, was honored at the 14th annual Toy Industry Association's Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony. The Razor Crazy Cart, an electric-powered drifting go cart, was awarded "2014 Outdoor Toy of the Year" at the TOTY Awards ceremony, held in New York City on February 15, 2014. The annual awards program is sponsored by the toy industry itself to recognize top toys.
"We are thrilled to be awarded 'Outdoor Toy of the Year' for the Crazy Cart," said Carlton Calvin, founder and president at Razor. "This award reinforces our mission to deliver exciting products that inspire kids of all ages to get outside and have fun."
A unique break-out ride-on, appealing to both kids and adults, the Crazy Cart became a viral sensation in July 2013 with its introductory YouTube video (http://youtu.be/hbGXBUif-PE), viewed by more than one million people in just a few days. Since then, it topped many major holiday must-have toy lists for both thrill-seeking kids and grown-ups alike. The Crazy Cart was the dream machine of Ali Kermani, a long-time Razor employee who went on to develop the Crazy Cart as the showcase for his MBA thesis at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
About the Razor® Crazy Cart™ (http://www.razor.com/products/electric-ride-ons/crazy-cart/)
The most-talked about electric ride-on to ever hit the market, the Crazy Cart has two driving modes – go cart and Crazy Cart mode – allowing the driver to choose on the fly. The Crazy Cart can drive forward, reverse, sideways, diagonally and everything in between. The unique Drift Bar permits variable back-end drifts for crazy drifts, crazy spins and crazy fun. Product features include:
- Variable speed foot pedal acceleration with speeds up to 12 mph
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use on a single charge
- Drift Bar allows drivers to completely control their drifts and spins
- 360-degree steering capability for tight turns
- Simple spin-to-stop maneuvering
- Pneumatic front tire and anti-tip caster wheels
- MSRP: $399.99Ages 9 +
Razor always advocates safety and recommends riders wear the proper safety gear, use common sense and check and obey local laws regarding use of any product on public property. An adult's decision to permit a child to use Razor products should be based upon Razor's minimum age and weight requirements, and the child's skills, maturity and ability to follow rules.
About Razor USA LLC
The Razor brand embodies the spirit of fun and freedom. The company was founded in 2000 with the introduction of its now legendary kick scooter, which quickly became an essential ride for anyone on the go. Today, Razor products are available worldwide, with a full range of wheeled goods to inspire and excite riders everywhere.
Based in California, USA, the company sponsors Team Razor, a group of pro scooter athletes. Razor has helped usher in the action sport of freestyle scooter riding, which has evolved from local skate parks to global competitions and tours. For more information, please visit www.razor.com.
SOURCE Toy Industry Association