FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2003
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Kawasaki KFX700 "V-Force" ATVs
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The throttle cable adjuster on the carburetor can loosen during operation, causing it to stick, which can cause the rider to lose control and possibly crash.
Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received three reports from consumers of the throttle sticking because of the throttle cable adjuster on the carburetor. There was one report of a consumer suffering minor injuries as a result of this hazard.
Description: The Kawasaki KFX700 "V-Force" is a four-wheel ATV with a variable automatic transmission. The green or orange ATVs have "Kawasaki," "KFX700" and "V-Force" written on them.
Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from March 2003 through June 2003 for about $6,500
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair. For more information, contact your Kawasaki dealer, call Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the Kawasaki Web site at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is directly notifying owners of these ATVs about this 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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