|August 5, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kawasaki 2010 KLX110 Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 4,000
Distributors: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: A faulty housing for the ignition switch can allow water to enter and activate the electric starter unintentionally. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Kawasaki 2010 model year KLX110CAF and KLX110DAF off-road motorcycles. They were sold in green and have Kawasaki written on the sides of the fuel tank.
Sold by: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2009 through February 2010 for about $2,100.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Kawasaki Motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. The company has attempted to contact all known users.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kawasaki.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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