March 27, 2007
Universal Engineering Recalls Clamps for Motocross Motorcycles Due to Fork Separation Hazard
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: Radius Triple Clamps sold for use with Motocross Motorcycles.
Units: About 48
Distributor: Universal Engineering, of Temecula, Calif.
Hazard: The radius triple clamps on these motorcycles can crack during operation, posing a risk that the fork of the bike could separate and result in serious injury or death to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves Radius Triple Clamps sold as an upgrade for use with a certain make and models of motocross motorcycles. The clamps are black in color and display the Universal logo on each end and the name "UNIVERSAL" on one side. They were ordered under part numbers 1025-40-0618 and 1025-40-0678.
Sold at: Off-road motorcycle dealers and distributors sold the recalled clamps from July 2006 through February 2007 for about $180.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers who have installed the Clamp should not operate their motorcycle until the Clamp has been removed and replaced with a factory OEM clamp. Universal Engineering will not be issuing replacement clamps. Universal Engineering is providing a full refund for the cost these clamps. Consumers who have been identified as having purchased the Clamps will be notified by mail directly from Universal Engineering.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Universal Engineering toll-free at (866) 500-2090 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Information regarding this recall is posted on Universal Engineering's Web site at www.universalmotocross.com
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