|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 217-7750
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Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamp Kits; Bolts Can Break Causing Handlebars to Separate During a Crash and Cause Serious Injury
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: Pro Taper Clamp Kits Used With Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Tucker Rocky Distributing, of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: Some of the bolts included in the clamp kits (or sold separately) if installed incorrectly can break under extreme force such as a crash. This can cause the handlebars to separate posing a risk of serious injury to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been seven reports of bolts breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Pro Taper Clamp Kits are aftermarket accessories for off-road motorcycles. The recall involves the following kits and part numbers:
|Upper Triple Clamp Kit
|Complete Triple Clamp Kit
|Handlebar Clamp Kit
(Universal Solid Mount Kit and
Universal Rubber Mount Kit)
|Replacement Bolt Kit
Sold at: Motorcycle dealerships nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 and ranged in price from $5 for the Replacement Bolt Kit to $440 for the Complete Triple Clamp Kit.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding off-road motorcycles equipped with the recalled kits and contact the firm for free replacement bolts.
Consumer Contact: For further information, call Tucker Rocky Distributing toll-free at (866) 217-7750 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.protaper.com
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