BMW Canada Inc. is recalling 20 SlideCarvers sold through its retailers. Customers are asked to stop using the SlideCarver immediately and return the product to BMW retailers for a full refund. In addition to a full refund, customers will receive a $200 gift certificate that can be redeemed for BMW lifestyle merchandise at the dealership where the product was purchased. The SlideCarver is a three-wheeled scooter with adjustable hydraulic twin-disc brakes, front and rear wheel steering system and a folding mechanism. The product, sold from December 2003 until July 2004, could have been made with a component that does not meet manufacturing specifications. The supplier did not follow specifications and changed the manufacturing process on a front structure part from a forging to a casting. If a SlideCarver with a cast front structure runs into a rigid object with significant force (e.g., a curb), breakage to that structure could occur. Breakage of the front structure may cause the operator to lose control and result in a fall, possibly causing injuries. No incidents of injury have been reported in Canada. BMW has received one report of a scooter front column breaking in the United States causing a rider to fall and suffer minor injuries. The SlideCarver, is no longer produced or sold through BMW. Customers with questions about this recall can contact 1-800-567-2691. BMW Group Canada, based in Whitby, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI. BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 36 BMW automobile retail centres, 18 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 19 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.