WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Quadski and Quadski XL
Hazard: The handlebar can fail while the vehicle is in operation, causing the operator to lose control of the steering and braking system of the vehicle, posing a risk of injury.
Consumer Contact: Gibbs’ Sports Amphibians toll-free at (877) 230-0888 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.quadski.com and click on Quadski or Quadski XL, go to the bottom of the page and click on “Recall” for more information.
Units: About 320
Description: This recall includes Gibbs’ Quadski which is a one-seater and Quadski XL which is a two-seater. The products are high speed amphibious vehicles that are an ATV on land, and also operate on water. The recalled vehicles have HIN numbers ranging from US-GSA601J213 though US-GSAJ1048C414 on Quadski and US-GSAJ5001J213 though US-GSAM5203H415 on Quadski XL. HIN numbers are printed on a plate located on the right rear corner of the vehicle. Brand and model names are printed on the back panel and on the side of the vehicle.
Incidents/Injuries: No consumer incidents have been reported. Three reports of breakage during testing have been reported; one involved injury to the neck of the test operator.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized dealer for a repair at no cost.
Sold at: Gibbs Sports Amphibians dealers nationwide from January 2012 through October 2014 for about $42,000.
Manufacturer(s): Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. of Auburn Hills, Mich.
Manufactured in: United States
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.