CPSC, FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. Announce Recall of Go-Karts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 21, 2005, Revised April 20, 2006
Release #05-205
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. Announce Recall of Go-Karts

Note: The company is out of business; please do not use the recalled go-cart if it has not been repaired.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Yerf-Dog Go-Karts.

Units: About 10,000.

Manufacturer: FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. of West Point, Miss.

Hazard: The suspension assembly can crack causing the rider to lose control of the go-kart.

Incidents/Injuries: The manufacturer has received five reports of the suspension assembly cracking and causing the rider to lose control, including reports of bruises and head and back injuries.

Description: This recall involves one- and two-seater model Yerf-Dog Spiderbox series go-karts. The go-karts have full suspension and 150cc engines. Date codes and model numbers are located on a plate attached to the engine casing. Date codes and model numbers included in this recall are:

ModelDate Codes
3206 July 20, 2004 through March 4, 2005
4209 July 20, 2004 through February 18, 2005
42092 July 20, 2004 through November 22, 2004
42093 August 9, 2004 through November 19, 2004
42101 July 28, 2004 through October 12, 2004

Sold At: Yerf-Dog dealers nationwide from July 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,500 and $1,800.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: The company is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Please do not use the recalled go-cart if it has not been repaired.

Consumer Contact: The company is out of business and contact information is no longer available.

Picture of Recalled Go-kart