|November 9, 2010
NOTE: There is a subsequent recall on some of these products
Club Car Recalls Golf Cars and Hospitality, Utility and Transport Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles
Units: About 5,000
Manufacturer: Club Car, LLC of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The brake pedal can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability. This can result in a crash.
Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received two reports of brake pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled vehicles are Model 2010 DS golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. They are various sizes, models and colors. The vehicles can be identified by the serial number, which is above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. A list of models and serial numbers is below.
Sold at: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from April 2010 through July 2010 for between $6,000 and $17,000
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Club Car is providing a free inspection and replacement of the brake pedal. The company is contacting its customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3580 between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. ET or go to the firm's website at www.clubcar.com (pdf)
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion 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 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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