|May 8, 2008
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: Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs
Units: About 1,400
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: The electric power steering shaft of the recalled ATVs could break unexpectedly, resulting in the rider's losing steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs equipped with electric power steering, also known as the Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 with electric power steering. The adult-size ATVs are designed for use by riders age 16 and older. The ATVs are available in red, black, olive, white, and camouflage. "Honda" and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and "TRX500" is printed on the side panel just below the seat.
Sold by: Honda ATV dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 for between $6,850 and $7,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled ATVs immediately and contact any Honda ATV dealer to make an appointment for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notices.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.powersports.honda.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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