|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 985-6090
Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled Due to Fuel Leak
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 20,000
Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Hazard: The seal around the fuel tank can loosen allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel tanks. CPSC has received one report of a minor chemical burn due to fuel coming into contact with a consumer's skin.
Description: This recall involves KTM off-road motorcycles. KTM is printed on the side of the orange and black motorcycles along with the model. Model numbers included in the recall are:
|Model Year 2005||250SX-F|
|Model Year 2006||200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC, 300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G, and 525EXC-G|
|Model Year 2007||125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC, 250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW, 250XC-F, and 250XCF-W|
Sold at: KTM dealers nationwide from November 2004 through April 2007 for between $5,400 and $7,800.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being sent direct notices from KTM.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact KTM at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com
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