Consumer Product Safety Commission Posts Recall to its Web Site
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2005 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the manufacturer of the product 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 Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki 2005 About Tie rod separation Corp., U.S.A., model year 21,900 caused by either of Irvine, Calif. Brute Force wear or severe impact ATVs can occur during operation, causing the front wheel to separate from the steering control. Separation of the tie rod can cause the rider to lose control of the ATV, resulting in a serious injury or death to the rider.
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/.