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CPSC Posts Kawasaki Recalls to Its Web Site

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2006 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alerts were posted in cooperation with the firms listed below. Recalls can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

  
  Company Name      Product Name     Quantity   Hazard

  Kawasaki Motors   Kawasaki 2005-   About      The steering knuckle can
  Corp., U.S.A.,    2006 model year  15,200     twist or break from wheel
  of Irvine,        Mule 600                    forces transmitted to the
  Calif.            Utility Vehicles            steering system during
                                                operation. This can cause a
                                                loss of steering control and
                                                possible collapse of the
                                                front suspension, posing a
                                                risk of incident or injury
                                                to the operator or
                                                passenger.

  Neptune Systems,  Direct Connect   About      The metal enclosure on the
  of San Jose,      8 Power Strips   300        power strip is not properly
  Calif.                                        grounded, which could result
                                                in an electrical shock.

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 www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.