CPSC, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. Announce Recall of ATVs

February 7, 2003
Alert #03-521
 

CPSC, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. Announce Recall of ATVs

PRODUCT: ATVs - Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 732 of the 2003 model year All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The Kawasaki "KFX50" is a small four-wheel ATV designed for use by adult-supervised children 6 years of age or older. They are lime green and have "Kawasaki" written on the front, rear, and both sides. Kawasaki dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from August 2002 through January 2003 for about $1799.

PROBLEM: There is the potential for failure of a weld securing the tie- rod plate to the steering column. If the weld fails, the plate can become detached from the steering column, resulting in a loss of steering control.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment to replace the steering column. For more information, contact Kawasaki, toll free, at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.kawasaki.com or www.buykawasaki.com.

picture of recalled ATV