|February 18, 2005
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Kolpin Powersports 50cc and 90cc Youth All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 1,000 90cc units and 39 50cc units.
Manufacturer: Amstrong Industry Corporation, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Importer: Kolpin Powersports, Inc. Fox Lake, Wisconsin.
Hazard: Metal-flange locking nuts securing the tie rod assemblies, integral to the steering system on the Youth ATV, can come loose. The resulting unstable steering condition could result in serious injury or death to a rider.
Incidents/Injuries: Kolpin Powersports has received two reports of loose lock nuts. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes all of Kolpin Powersports' 2004 model year Youth ATVs purchased prior to November 24, 2004. The Youth ATVs are black with gray trim and have gray metallic and flame graphic decals. A "KOLPIN" decal is present on each side of the gas tank.
Sold at: Kolpin Powersports' authorized retailers nationwide from September 2004 to November 24, 2004 for $1,399 to $1,499.
Manufactured In: Taiwan, R.O.C.
Remedy: Consumers should contact the retail store where they purchased their Youth ATV for inspection and retrofit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kolpin Powersports toll-free at 877-9KOLPIN (877-956-5746), between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., CT Monday through Friday.
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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