|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 857-7678
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: Twister Hammerhead Dune Buggies
Units: About 400
Importer: TJ Power Sports LLC, of Irving, Texas
Hazard: The seat belt adjustment for the shoulder buckle can break during impact or stress, posing an ejection and injury hazard to driver and passenger.
Incidents/Injuries: TJ Power Sports has received one report of a seat belt breaking that resulted in nerve damage to the rider's right arm.
Description: This recall involves the dune buggies "Twister Hammerhead" with model number UM150IIR and model year 2004. The dune buggies were available in red, blue, or green. "Twister Hammerhead", the model number, and the model year can be found imprinted on the bar behind the driver and passenger seats.
Sold through: Twister dealers nationwide and online retailers from July 2004 through December 2004 for about $3,000.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these dune buggies immediately and contact TJ Power Sports for instructions on how to receive a replacement seat belt.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TJ Power Sports toll-free at (877) 857-7678 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.tjpowersports.com
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