March 20, 2007
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: Suzuki 2007 Model Year QuadSport Z90 ATVs
Units: About 3,500
Distributors: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif., and Montgomery Motors LTD., of Honolulu, Hawaii
Hazard: The bushing pivot mount boss on the left and right suspension arm may not have been welded completely and could break off during riding. If this occurs, the rider could lose control of the ATV and crash, posing risk of serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: Suzuki has received two reported incidents of suspension arm breakage during use. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled product is a Suzuki 2007 model year QuadSport Z90 ATV with model number LT-Z90K7. The model number is located on the lower right side of the ATV frame. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the left rear side of the ATV frame. Refer to the VIN list on www.suzukicycles.com These ATVs were sold in yellow and white colors. Writing on the ATVs includes: "QuadSport," printed in silver or white letters, "Z90," printed in red/black letters and "Suzuki," printed in black letters.
Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from November 2006 through March 2007 for about $2,500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact the local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled ATVs are being sent direct notices from Suzuki.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Suzuki Customer Service at (714) 572-1490 between 8:30 am to 4:45 pm PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.suzukicycles.com - consumers also can leave a brief message with American Suzuki Customer Service at (800) 444-5077
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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