|March 4, 2008
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: Kawasaki KLX140 Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 200
Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: One or more of the motorcycle's frame welds could be missing or made incorrectly allowing the frame to crack or break, posing a risk of serious injury to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves 2008 Kawasaki KLX140A8F/B8F off-highway motorcycles. They are designed for the beginner as well as the more advanced rider. They are green in color and have "Kawasaki" identification on the sides of the fuel tank and KLX140 underneath the seat on both sides.
Sold by: Kawasaki motorcycle dealers nationwide between January 2008 and February 2008 for about $2,700.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the off-road motorcycles and contact their authorized Kawasaki dealer to arrange for a free inspection and repair. Consumers with recalled units have been sent direct notification.
Consumer Contact: Call Kawasaki. toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.kawasaki.com
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