CPSC, HiPer Technology Inc. Announce Recall of ATV Wheels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2005
Release #05-216
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 464-4737
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, HiPer Technology Inc. Announce Recall of ATV Wheels

WASHINGTON , D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: All-terrain vehicle (ATV) 9-inch wheels, with aluminum center section

Units: About 875

Manufacturer: HiPer Technology Inc., of Lawrence, Kan.

Hazard: The aluminum center section of the wheel can come apart causing the tire and rim to unexpectedly separate from the ATV, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider loses control of the vehicle.

Incidents/Injuries: HiPer has 12 reports of wheel center section breakage and separation.

Description: The recalled 9-inch ATV aftermarket rear wheels have a model number of 0990 YHR. The rear wheels were manufactured from February 15, 2005 through May 2005. The recalled wheel can be used as the rear wheel on ATVs having the following bolt patterns: four bolts on a 110mm circle or four bolts on a 115mm circle. The center section of the wheel is made of aluminum and has eight bolt holes.

Sold at: ATV dealers and HiPer Technology sold the wheels from February 2005 through May 2005 for about $190.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the 9-inch ATV wheels and contact HiPer Technology to receive a replacement wheel center section and or wheel repair, free of charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact HiPer Technology at (877) 464-4737 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hiper-technology.com

Picture of Recalled ATV Wheels

Figure 1. Unmounted wheel
Outside view of 0990 YHR wheel showing
carbon fiber rim and aluminum center section

Picture of Recalled ATV Wheels

Figure 2. Wheel with tire