January 3, 2007
Nitrous Oxide Systems Recalls Snowmobile and ATV NOS Kit Bottles that Can Forcefully Burst
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: NOS Kits for Snowmobiles and ATVs
Units: About 16
Distributor: Nitrous Oxide Systems, of Bowling Green, Ky.
Hazard: An incorrect burst disc, a component of the NOS bottle valve, may have been installed in the recalled NOS Kits. If the bottle is overfilled and overheated, it could forcefully burst, posing an impact injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported.
Description: NOS kits for these vehicles provide extra power for the engine. The recall involves certain NOS nitrous oxide systems designed for snowmobiles and ATVs. The valves were manufactured between February 1, 2006 and September 26, 2006. The date code is located on the NOS packaging.
Sold at: Nitrous Oxide Systems dealers nationwide from February 2006 through November 2006 for about $750.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled NOS system for snowmobiles and ATVs immediately and contact NOS to have the burst disc replaced. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: To return the product or for more information, please call Nitrous Oxide Systems toll-free at (800) 638-0032 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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