|December 7, 2004
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2004-2005 Eiger and Vinson ATVs
Units: About 27,000
Distributor: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.
Hazard: Recalled ATVs were assembled with an incorrectly sized mounting bolt under the fuel tank. This could result in fuel leakage presenting a fire safety hazard and risk of injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: ASMC has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: Suzuki 2004 and 2005 models Eiger ATVs - LT-A400K4, LT-A400FK4, LT-F400K4, LT-F400FK4, Vinson ATVs- KT-A500FK4, LT-F500FK4, Eiger ATVs - LT-A500FK5, LT-F500FK5 are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that are designed for use by riders age 16 and older.
Sold by: Suzuki motorcycle/ATV dealers from August 2, 2003 to August 26, 2004
Manufactured in: Rome, Ga.
Remedy: Consumers should take their affected ATV to an authorized Suzuki dealership. The dealer will replace the fuel petcock-mounting bolt and sealing washers at no charge to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the American Suzuki Customer Service Department at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday on their Web site www.suzukicycles.com
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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