|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2009
Release # 09-142
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 321-1364
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: Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies
Units: About 420
Importer: Wiseco Performance Products, of Mentor, Ohio
Hazard: Engine stress could cause the connecting rods to crack and the engine to lock up, posing a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the following connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies used in off-road dirt bike engines. Wiseco's identification number can be found on the neck of the connecting rods between the two circular ends. The part number and date code can be found on the product's packaging.
(on engine part)
|Part Type||Dates Sold|
|WR10082||WPC139||YZ450F Crank Assembly||02/20/08 - 12/15/08|
|WR10081||WPC140||YZ250F Crank Assembly||03/03/08 - 12/15/08|
|WR10081||WPC141||WR250F Crank Assembly||03/01/07 - 12/15/08|
|WR10086||WPC144||KX250F/RMZ250 Crank Assembly||08/20/08 - 12/15/08|
|WR10082||WPC145||WR450F Crank Assembly||08/08/08 - 12/15/08|
|WR10081||WPR196||YZ/WR250F Connecting Rod||07/01/07 - 12/15/08|
|WR10082||WPR197||YZ/WR450F Connecting Rod||01/20/08 - 12/15/08|
Sold at: Off-road dirt bike distributors nationwide and directly to consumers at www.wiseco.com from March 2007 through December 2008 for about $130 for the connecting rods and between $240 and $300 for the crankshaft assemblies.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using off-road bikes on which the recalled connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies were installed and immediately contact Wiseco for free replacement parts and repair, or a full refund if the consumer has already replaced the recalled engine parts.
Contact: For additional information, contact Wiseco at (800) 321-1364 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.wiseco.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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