|July 19, 2012
Club Car Recalls Golf and Transport Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Golf cars and transport vehicles
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Club Car LLC, of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The fuel hose can separate from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received one report of a fuel hose separating from the tank. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of 2012 gas-powered golf and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. The vehicles can be identified by model and serial number. The serial number is above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. Model names do not appear on the vehicles, but models can be identified by two-letter prefixes on the serial number. Club Car is printed on the front of each vehicle. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below.
|DS Gas Golf Car
||AG 1232-298757 to AG 1238-314938
|Villager 4 Gas
||TG 1232-299285 to TG 1237-312956
|XRT 850 Gas JZ
||1233-300104 to JZ 1238-314710
|XRT 800 Gas XJ
||1233-300372 to XJ 1238-313369
|Carryall 232 Gas
||XL 1233-300113 to XL 1238-314964
Sold at: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from March 2012 through May 2012 for between $5,000 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled golf cars and transport vehicles and contact Club Car for a free inspection and repair of the fuel hose system. The firm is contacting its customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.clubcar.com
DS Gas Golf Car (AG)Villager 4 Gas (TG)XRT 850 Gas (JZ)XRT 800 (XJ)Carryall 232 Gas (XL)
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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