FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 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: Raptor Utility Vehicles
Manufacturer: Koyker Manufacturing Company, of Lennox, S.D.
Hazard: Brass gear in the steering sector can break, causing consumers to lose steering capabilities.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 34 reported incidents of consumers losing steering control. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Raptor 1000M off-road utility vehicles. The two-wheel drive vehicles have two seats and a back bed. "Raptor" is printed in black under the vehicles gas cap. Only two wheel drive vehicles with transaxle manufactured between April 12, 2001 and July 31, 2003 are included in this recall.
Sold At: Utility vehicle dealerships nationwide from June 2001 through August 2003 for about $6,600.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the vehicles and return them to the dealership where purchased for a free replacement steering sector.
Consumer Contact: Koyker toll-free at (800) 456-1107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Media Contact: Randy Fiebelkorn at (605) 336-1750.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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Phone: (301) 504-7908
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