|December 10, 2004
CPSC, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is Recalling 2005 Model Off-highway 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: 2005 Kawasaki model KLX110-A4 off-highway motorcycle
Units: About 1500
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Enterprise (Thailand) Co., Ltd. of Thailand.
Hazard: On some units, the rear shock absorber may have been assembled with an incorrect o-ring, allowing fluid to leak from the shock. Fluid loss from the shock can compromise the shock's damping characteristics, which can render the motorcycle unstable creating a potential for an injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None Reported.
Description: The recalled Kawasaki motorcycles are 2005 model KLX110 off-highway "minicycles." They are small-sized motorcycles intended for use by minors and adults. They are green in color, and have "Kawasaki" and "KLX110" identification on the sides of the fuel tank.
Sold at: Authorized Kawasaki dealers from July 2004 to present. Retail price $1,649.
Manufactured in: Thailand.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the motorcycles immediately and contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the rear shock.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact your Kawasaki dealer or call Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday and/or on the web address www.kawasaki.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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