May 7, 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: Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 550
Manufacturer: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Hazard: The front fork inner tube on the off-road motorcycles can crack and separate from the fork axle, posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent possible injuries.
Description: This recall involves model year 2009 KTM off-road motorcycles. The model name and KTM logo are located on the right and left shrouds. The following models are included in this recall:
|125SX||Orange / Black|
|150SX||Orange / Black|
|250XC-W||Orange / Black|
|300XC-W||Orange / Black|
Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for between $6,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners the recalled off-road motorcycles are being sent a direct notice.
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.
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