|June 18, 2008
Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled Due to Loss of Speed Control
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles
Units: About 4,000
Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.
Hazard: The utility vehicle's throttle cable can freeze in freezing temperatures. This can cause the engine not to return to idle when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator pedal.
Incidents/Injuries: Bush Hog has received 52 reports of incidents involving the utility vehicle, including one leg fracture injury.
Description: The recall includes the Bush Hog Models TH440 (Trail Hunter), TH4200 (Trail Hand) and TH4400 (Trail Hand) Off-Road Utility Vehicles. "Bush Hog" is printed on the utility vehicle's cargo bed tail gate and on each side of the cargo bed. Model "TH440," "TH4200," or "TH4400" is printed on each side of the hood. The hood color is red, green, or mossy oak.
Sold by: Bush Hog dealerships nationwide from January 2004 through March 2008 for between $8,000 and $9,900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road utility vehicles and contact a Bush Hog dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. All registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bush Hog LLC toll-free at (877) 873-0143 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bushhog.com (pdf)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.