Club Car Recalls Golf and Transport Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

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: Golf cars and transport vehicles

Units: About 800

Manufacturer: Club Car LLC, of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: The fuel hose can separate from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received one report of a fuel hose separating from the tank. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of 2012 gas-powered golf 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. Model names do not appear on the vehicles, but models can be identified by two-letter prefixes on the serial number. Club Car is printed on the front of each vehicle. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below.

Model Serial Numbers
DS Gas Golf Car AG 1232-298757 to AG 1238-314938
Villager 4 Gas TG 1232-299285 to TG 1237-312956
XRT 850 Gas JZ 1233-300104 to JZ 1238-314710
XRT 800 Gas XJ 1233-300372 to XJ 1238-313369
Carryall 232 Gas XL 1233-300113 to XL 1238-314964

Sold at: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from March 2012 through May 2012 for between $5,000 and $7,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled golf cars and transport vehicles and contact Club Car for a free inspection and repair of the fuel hose system. The firm is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car 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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