February 10, 2009
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.
Product Involved: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 2,700
Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Hazard: The rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control and suffering injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The model name and KTM™ logo are located on the side of the recalled ATVs. The following models are included in this recall:
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Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for between $9,300 and $11,700.
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 directly contacted regarding this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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
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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