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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

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  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

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 Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at