FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2003
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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: Lynx Hunting Vehicles
Manufacturer: Club Car Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The steering connections on the front suspension rack can come loose, posing a risk of the operator losing control of the vehicle.
Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received one report of a hunting vehicle losing steering control, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The Lynx is an off-road vehicle, shaped like a golf cart, but designed for hunters and sportsmen. The name "Club Car" appears on the front of the vehicle. The recalled vehicles have serial number prefix LX0344 through LX0353, and LX0401 through LX0409. The serial number is located on a decal just above and to the right of the accelerator pedal.
Sold At: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from May 2003 through September 2003 for between $4,000 and $5,000.
Manufactured In: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact Club Car for a free inspection and repair. Most vehicle owners have already been contacted by Club Car.
Consumer Contact: Any owners of recalled Lynx vehicles who have not been contacted, should call the retailer from whom they purchased their vehicle or call Club Car at (800) 227-0739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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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