Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamp Kits; Bolts Can Break Causing Handlebars to Separate During a Crash and Cause Serious Injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2008
Release #08-306

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 217-7750
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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 02-2824
02-2825
02-2826
02-2827
02-2828
02-2829
02-2843
02-2844
02-2845
02-2846
02-2849
02-2851
Complete Triple Clamp Kit 02-2830
02-2831
02-2832
02-2833
02-2834
02-2839
02-2840
02-2847
02-2848
02-2850
02-2852
02-2853
02-2854
02-2855
Handlebar Clamp Kit
(Universal Solid Mount Kit and
Universal Rubber Mount Kit)
02-2821 02-2822  
Replacement Bolt Kit 02-2855 02-2886  

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

Picture of Recalled Pro Taper Handlebar Clamp Kit

  

Picture of Recalled Pro Taper Upper Triple Clamp Kit

  

Picture of Recalled Pro Taper Complete Triple Clamp Kit