|May 12, 2005
CPSC, Bush Hog, LLC Announce Recall of Utility Vehicles
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bush Hog Model TH 440 (Trail Hunter) Off-Road Utility Vehicle
Units: About 300
Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.
Hazard: The front suspension A-frame can break or separate from the front wheel and cause a loss of steering ability resulting in serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: There has been one reported incident of separation. No confirmed injuries were involved in this incident.
Description: The recall includes the Bush Hog Model TH 440 Off-Road Utility Vehicle. The "Bush Hog" name appears on the cargo bed tail gate and on each side of the cargo bed. The Model "TH440" appears each side of the hood. The hood color is red or green or Mossy Oak.
Sold at: Bush Hog dealerships nationwide from January 2005 through April 2005 for between $8,800 and $9,275.
Manufactured in: Selma, Ala.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these utility vehicles immediately. All registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled vehicle should contact their local Bush Hog dealer to schedule the free repair. If consumers are unsure if their vehicle is affected, they should contact Bush Hog.
Consumer Contact: Call the firm toll-free at (877) 873-0143 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site www.bushhog.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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