|September 9, 2004
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: Eiger "QuadRunner" ATV by Suzuki
Units: About 240
Manufacturer/Importer: Suzuki Motor Corporation of Brea, Calif.
Hazard: Mislocated welds securing the upper front suspension arm mounting brackets to the frame. The mounting bracket could break off during riding, reducing rider control and resulting in loss of control of the ATV. Loss of control could result in a crash and severe personal injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
Description: The 2004 model year four-wheel drive Eiger ATVs are affected by this recall. The model numbers are LT-A400FK4 (for automatic transmission) and LT-F400FK4 (for manual transmission). The ATVs with mislocated welds were produced from May 19 through May 25, 2004. The ATVs are red, yellow, or green.
Sold at: Suzuki dealers nationwide from May 28 through August 16 for $5149 (manual transmission) or $5299 (automatic transmission).
Manufactured In: USA
Remedy: Free inspection and repair at dealership. Call your Suzuki dealer for an appointment to have your Eiger ATV inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
Consumer Contact: Call 800-444-5077 to find the nearest Suzuki dealer.
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.
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