|December 10, 2004
CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corporation Announce Recall of 2005 DR-Z110K5 Off-Road Motorcycles
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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.
Product: Suzuki 2005 model year DR-Z110K5 Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Enterprise (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Of Thailand
Hazard: The rear shock absorber may have been assembled with an incorrect o-ring, allowing fluid to leak from the shock absorber. Fluid loss from the shock absorber can compromise the shock's damping characteristics, which can render the motorcycle unstable creating a potential for injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
Description: Suzuki model DR-Z110K5 is a small motorcycle designed for a rider weighing less than 121 pounds. Suzuki dealers sold these ATVs nationwide between July 2004 and early November 2004. They are yellow in color with red stripe on the side of the fuel tank with a large "S", the Suzuki logo.
Sold: The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $1699.00.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these motorcycles immediately and contact a local Suzuki dealer to schedule an appointment for repair service.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call American Suzuki Customer Service Department at 1-800-444-5077 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday or go to their website www.suzukicycles.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.
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