Kawasaki USA Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMERY

Name of product: Mule Pro side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles

Hazard: The front floor cover can be punctured by a foreign object, posing an injury hazard to riders.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 28,000

Description: The recall involves 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles.  The recalled models are 4-wheel side-by-side seating for three to six people and automotive style controls. The vehicles come in various colors.  The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.

160708-Kawasaki-Mule-Recall.1Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received two reports of debris coming up from the floor cover, including one report of debris striking an operator’s leg.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from July 2014 through June 2016 for between $12,000 and $16,900.

Manufacturer(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Foothill Ranch, CA.

Manufactured in: U.S.

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.

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