|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2005
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558
Firm's Media Contact: Ron Skenes (706) 796-4588
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products.
Name of Product: E-Z-GO 2002-2005 gasoline-powered Fleet and Freedom Golf Cars, and Shuttle 2+2 Personnel Carriers
Units: About 60,000
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, of Augusta, Ga. - A Textron Company
Hazard: High engine temperatures can permit fuel to get into the air filter box, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 12 reports of fire involving these gasoline-powered golf cars. There have been no injuries reported.
Description: The recall involves certain model year 2002 through 2005 E-Z-GO Fleet and E-Z-GO Freedom gasoline-powered golf cars and Shuttle 2+2 personnel carriers. The model names for the recalled products are TXT, Freedom and Shuttle 2+2. The model names are printed on the sides of the Freedom and Shuttle 2+2 vehicles, and the E-Z-GO logo is on the front of all three vehicles. The recalled vehicles have 9-horsepower engines and serial numbers ranging from 1451059 through 2341739. The serial numbers of early production vehicles are found on plates located on the passenger side dash housing. The serial numbers of late production vehicles are found on plates located on the body below the driver's seat and on the chassis between the seat back supports.
Sold at: E-Z-GO and independent dealers from January 2002 through August 2005 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price ranging between $6,400 and $8,800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Owners of the recalled golf cars should contact the nearest E-Z-GO dealer to arrange for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers will contact known owners to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact E-Z-GO at (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.ezgo.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.
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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