June 28, 2007
CPSC, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. Announce Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles
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: Kawasaki KFX450R All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
Units: About 6,000
Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The flange, which holds the fuel pump in the fuel tank, can fail to stay connected to the tank itself. This can create a fuel leak, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received 60 reports of fuel leaks, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled ATVs are the 2008 model year Kawasaki KFX450R. These ATVs are available in white, green, or black, and have "Kawasaki" and "KFX450R" on the front bodywork below the handlebars.
Sold by: Kawasaki motorcycle and ATV dealers nationwide between March 2007 and June 2007 for about $7400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ATV and contact their authorized Kawasaki dealer to arrange for installation of free replacement fuel tank.
Consumer Contact: Call Kawasaki at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.kawasaki.com
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