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