ATVs Recalled By KTM North America Due to Brake Failure
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: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 270
Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Hazard: The rear brake caliper support can crack; this could result in the potential for a loss of the use of the rear brake and subsequently lead to an accident.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The ATVâ€™s are orange and black in color and have 450XC and 525 XC branded on the side as well as the KTM â„¢ logo. This recall involves KTM model year 2008 450XC and 525XC ATVs.
Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $8,800 and $9,000.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers with the recalled ATVs have been sent via U.S. mail a safety recall notice from KTM on September 4, 2007. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agencyâ€™s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSCâ€™s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals â€“ contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSCâ€™s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSCâ€™s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSCâ€™s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html
. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSCâ€™s Web site at www.cpsc.gov