Go-Karts Recalled by Tiger Industries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued September 10, 1998
Revised September 25, 2001
Release # 98-167a
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use the product. Please discard or destroy product.

Go-Karts Recalled by Tiger Industries

Product: Go-Karts - Tiger Industries Inc., of Mesa, Ariz., recalled about 1,800 go-karts for repair. The go-karts involved in this recall are the Tiger II, Tiger II EL, Tiger III and Black Max models. The model numbers are not on the karts, but the Tiger logo is located on the floor of the kart. All models are single seat karts powered by gasoline engines. Outdoor power equipment, specialty, and lawn and garden stores in Arizona and Southern California sold the karts from January 1987 through August 1997 for about $750.

Problem: The go-karts have exposed live rear axles, and riders can be seriously injured or killed if their long hair or clothing becomes entangled in the rotating rear axle. To determine whether the rear axle is exposed, consumers should stand behind the go-kart with the engine off, and push the kart by hand. If consumers can see the axle connecting the two rear wheels rotating, the kart is subject to this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

What to do: Stop using these go-karts immediately. Firm is out of business. Please discard or destroy product.