CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2005 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the manufacturers of the products listed below. Recalls can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Yamaha Motor Yamaha Bruin About The protective boots Corporation 250, Bruin 70,000 covering the steering U.S.A., of 350 4WD and system's tie-rod ends Cypress, 2WD, Big Bear (universal joints) on Calif. 400, Kodiak the recalled ATVs could 400, Kodiak be pinched during 450, and installation or Wolverine 450 adjustment, cutting a All-Terrain hole in the rubber. If Vehicles this occurs, grease (ATVs) could escape, and contaminants such as sand or mud could get into the assembly through the hole, causing accelerated wear. This could result in abnormal steering free play. If the ATV continues to be operated without repair, the ball and socket portion of the tie-rod end could wear to the point that they separate, resulting in loss of steering control, which could cause a vehicle crash with injury or death.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.