WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 12, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –
Name of product: KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE-5 Motorcycles
Hazard: Water can get into the battery causing a short circuit, posing a crash hazard.
Recall date: March 11, 2021
Units: About 300
Consumer Contact: KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://www.ktm.com/us/ or http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Service Information, then select Service Check for more information.
Description: This recall involves model year 2021 KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE-5 closed course/competition mini-motorcycles with an electric motor. The KTM off-road motorcycles are orange with white and blue with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds. The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds. The recalled motorcycles have the letter M in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN number is located on the right side of the steering head.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, respective of their motorcycle brand, to schedule a free repair. KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Sold At: KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2020 through September 2020 for between $5,100 and $5,200.
Manufacturer(s): KTM AG, of Austria
Importer(s): KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Distributor(s): KTM North America Inc. and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America Inc., of Murrieta, Calif.
Manufactured In: Austria
Recall number: 21-727
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.
About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission