|July 5, 2005
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: Precedent and Precedent Champion Golf Cars
Units: 71,700 golf cars
Manufacturer: Club Car, Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The accelerator pedal can temporarily stick when depressed, resulting in unexpected acceleration or difficulty braking.
Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received two reports of Precedent golf cars having difficulty braking due to accelerator pedals sticking. Minor injuries were reported in one incident.
Description: The Precedent and Precedent Champion golf cars are branded with the Precedent name on the steering wheel. The affected vehicles have serial number prefixes beginning with the two-letter combination CE, CF, PE, PF, PQ or PR. The serial number is located in the dash compartment on the passenger side of the car.
Sold At: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide sold the golf cars from October 2003 through June 2005 for $3000 to $4000.
Remedy: Club Car will repair the accelerator pedal return assembly on these vehicles free of charge. Vehicle owners should immediately stop using any vehicle if they hear a grinding noise while depressing the accelerator pedal. Most vehicle owners have already been contacted by Club Car about this recall. Any owners not notified should contact their authorized Club Car dealer or call Club Car direct to schedule their free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car toll-free at (800) 227-0739, Ext. 3580 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.clubcar.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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