WASHINGTON, D.C. March 10, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Utility Vehicles
Hazard: The throttle can fail to return to idle causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.
This recall involves all model years 2015 and 2016 UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf models. Recalled utility vehicles come in the colors blue, camouflage, matte black, gold, green, red, blue and black. The model year 2015 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 100101 and 190370. The model year 2016 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 190371 and 260240. The VIN can be found on the frame behind the right front wheel. UXV is printed on each side of the rear cargo box and on the hood. KYMCO is printed on the side panels.
The firm has received seven reports of the throttle failing. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free inspection and free repair. KYMCO is contacting consumers directly.
Authorized KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $8,700.
KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
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.