|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
|September 10, 1998
||CPSC CONTACT: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
|Release # 98-167
Go-Karts and Flash Units Recalls
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Go-Karts - Tiger Industries Inc., of Mesa, Ariz., is recalling about 1,800 go-karts for repair. The go-karts have exposed live rear axles, and riders can be seriously injured or killed if their long hair or clothing becomes entangled in the rotating rear axle.
- Underwater Flash Units - Nikon Inc., of Melville, N.Y., is recalling about 29,900 Nikonos Speedlight Model SB-103 amphibious high-performance electronic flash unit bodies. Gas buildup within the unit can cause the front lens and flash tube unit, along with the rubberized ring holding them in place, to propel off the front of the Speedlight.
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