October 22, 2007
Alert #08-510


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: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 270

Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Hazard: The rear brake caliper support can crack; this could result in the potential for a loss of the use of the rear brake and subsequently lead to an accident.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves KTM model year 2008 450XC and 525XC ATVs. The ATV's are orange and black in color and have 450XC and 525 XC branded on the side as well as the KTM™ logo.

Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $8,800 and $9,000.

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 ATVs have been sent via U.S. mail a safety recall notice from KTM on September 4, 2007.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact KTM toll-free 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


Picture of Recalled ATV