|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2000
Release # 01-028
|Go-Kart Recall Hotline: (800) 251-8007
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, AMSAFE Commercial Products Inc. Announce Recall of Go-Kart Seat Belts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), AMSAFE Commercial Products Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., is voluntarily recalling about 1,150 Murray go-karts to repair their seat belts. The seatbelts on these go-karts can unintentionally unlatch, posing a risk of serious injury to riders.
AMSAFE has not received any reports of injuries relating to this problem. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recall involves blue Murray Outrage go-karts with model number GT60102x92A or GT60304A, and manufacturing date codes from 00082 to 00147. The model number and date code are located on a decal behind the seat. "MURRAY" is written on the headrest of these go-karts. These go- karts are blue with neon-green pads on the brush bars.
Wal-Mart and Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) stores nationwide sold these go-karts from March 2000 through October 2000 for about $850. Consumers should stop riding these go-karts immediately. Call Murray for instructions on how to get your go-kart repaired free of charge. Call Murray at (800) 251-8007 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET any day.
Go-karts with a dot after the model number are not part of the recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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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