Club Car Recalls Utility and Transport Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

April 11, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

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: Utility and transport vehicles

Units: About 100

Manufacturer: Club Car, LLC of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: The brake pedal mounting blocks can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability, resulting in a crash.

Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has not received any reports of the brake pedal mounting blocks breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of model year 2012 gas and electric powered utility and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. The vehicles can be identified by model and serial number. The serial number is above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below.

Model Model number Serial number range
Café Express AF 1225-287118 to 1225-287529
Carryall 1, Carryall Turf 1 FD/FG/HD/HG 1225-287074 to 1225-288151
Carryall 2, Turf 2, Turf 2 Plus EG/QB/QT/RG 1222-286712 to 1225-288285
Carryall 252, Turf 252 JK/JL/XG/ZG 1225-287215 to 1225-288287
Carryall 6, Carryall Turf 6 JR/JU/JV 1225-287116 to 1225-288112
TransPorter 4 JS/JT 1225-287102 to 1225-287869
Villager 6 Plus QS 1225-287558 to 1225-288079
Villager 8 MG/QE 1225-287531 to 1225-288088

Sold at: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide in April and May 2011 for between $6,000 and $11,000

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Club Car is providing a free replacement of the brake pedal mounting blocks. The firm is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car toll-free at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.clubcar.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to 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 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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