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Husqvarna Recalls Closed-Course/Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard



Husqvarna Recalls Closed-Course/Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash
                                    Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Husqvarna closed course/competition off-road motorcycles

Hazard: The motorcycle's throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses
speed control, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Husqvarna
motorcycles and contact an authorized Husqvarna dealer to schedule a free
repair.

Consumer Contact:  Husqvarna Motorcycles toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at
www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com and click on Support/Aftersales for more
information

Photos are available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Husqvarna-Recalls-Closed-CourseCompetition-Off-Road-Motorcycles/

Recall Details

Units: About 260
Description: This recall involves four 2013 models of Husqvarna closed
course/competition motorcycles, including CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300. The
Husqvarna two-wheeled off-road motorcycles are white, red and black. The model
number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycle just
below the tail end of the seat. Husqvarna is printed on both sides of the
shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by
checking the letter in the 10^th position of the vehicle identification number
(VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter D is a 2013 model.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Motorcycle shops nationwide from October 2012 through June 2013 for
between $6,300 and $7,100.
Importer: Husqvarna Motorcycles North America LLC, of Corona, Calif.
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Motorcycles SRL, of Italy
Manufactured in: Italy

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

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 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.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
Link Text: View CPSC contacts for specific areas of expertise

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
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