|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2002
Release # 02-210
|Yamaha's Recall Hotline: (800) 962-7926
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. of Cypress, Calif., is recalling to inspect and repair about 14,000 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). A mounting-bracket weld on the rear hub can come loose, resulting in rear brake failure and possible injury to operators.
Yamaha has received reports of weld problems with the mounting brackets. Two of these reports resulted in the ATVs losing their rear brakes. One user suffered a hairline wrist fracture.
These 1997 and 1998 model year ATVs have "350 Electric" written on both sides of the bodywork. The ATVs are either red and white, or gray and blue. The recalled ATVs have the following names and vehicle identification numbers (VINs). The VINs are stamped into the vehicle frames between the front and rear wheels.
|Model Year and Name||VIN Range|
|1998 Warrior||JY43GDW09WA199820 to
|1998 Warrior||JY4AH01Y9WA000002 to
Yamaha dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from August 1996 through December 1997 for about $5,000.
Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and call their local Yamaha ATV dealer to schedule a free appointment to have their units inspected, and repaired if needed. To locate a dealer or for more information, consumers should call (800) 88-YAMAHA anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.yamaha-motor.com
Notification is being sent to registered owners of these vehicles directly by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
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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