WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 19, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –
SSR Motorsports Recall Summary
Name of product: SSR Motorsports competition off-road motorcycle
Hazard: The vehicle’s front fork assembly can fail during use, causing the rider to lose control, and result in a crash hazard.
Recall date: August 15, 2019
Units: About 420
Consumer Contact: SSR Motorsports toll-free at 866-267-6966 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected], or online at www.ssrmotorsports.com and click on the recall button located at the top of the page for more information.
SSR Motorsports Recall Details
Description: This recall involves two-wheeled 2019 SSR Motorsports competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers SR70Auto, SR70C, SR110Semi/DX, and SR125Auto. Only vehicles with the 2019 model year have the letter K in the 10th position of the 17-digit VIN number stamped on the right side of the steering stem. SSR Motorsports logo is printed on the left and right side panels of the motorcycles. The motorcycles are black, white, red, orange, green, or blue. These motorcycles are fitted with traditional style front forks. Their engine displacements are stamped on the right side of the engine cylinder wall in respect to their model numbers: 72cc, 107cc, and 124cc. VIN numbers can be verified through SSR dealers or SSR Motorsports.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact their local SSR Motorsports dealer to schedule a free repair. SSR Motorsports is contacting registered owners directly.
Incidents/Injuries: SSR Motorsports has received three reports of the front fork assembly failing. Two incidents resulted in bruising.
Sold At: Authorized SSR Motorsports dealers nationwide from February 2019 through June 2019 for between $800 and $1,200.
Manufacturer(s): Zhejiang Kayo Motor Co. Ltd., of China
Importer(s): Value Group Enterprises dba SSR Motorsports, of Norwalk, California
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 19-768
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