WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 10, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Hazard: The fuel tap can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: August 10, 2017
Recall number: 17-204
Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.
Description: This recall involves 2013-2017 KFX50 and 2012-2017 KFX90 Kawasaki all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The recalled ATVs have four wheels and seating for one person and were sold in a variety of colors. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the front of the steel frame behind the bumper.
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Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Kawasaki for a free repair.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of fuel leakage from the fuel tap. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2017 for between $2,000 and $2,600.
Distributor(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Units: About 15,000
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission