KYMCO Mongoose Youth ATV Recall Due to Loss of Speed Control
Washington, DC (7/4/200
- 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.
Name of Product:
2008 Model Year Mongoose Youth ATVs
KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
A manufacturing defect in the carburetor can cause the throttle to stick open, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the rider.
This recall involves model year 2008 Mongoose 50cc, 70cc and 90cc Youth ATVs. KYMCO is printed on a label located on the front of the vehicle, and the model name is printed on a label located on each side of the fuel tank.
KYMCO dealers nationwide from August 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,700 and $2,100.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact any authorized KYMCO dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
For additional information, contact KYMCO USA toll-free at (88
235-3417 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kymcousa.com
About KYMCO USA:
KYMCO's roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963, as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan. Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today KYMCO manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.
KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, and currently exports to 74 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components. Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing; KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.
The company's partner in the United States is KYMCO USA, with headquarters, marketing, and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand's reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. powersports industry.