November 13, 2008
Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled by American Honda Motor Due to Risk of Swing Arm Weld Failure
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: Honda Off-Road Competition Motorcycles
Units: About 13,000
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: The weld on the right side of the swing arm can fail, causing the rider to lose control and crash. This could pose a risk of injury or death to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received two reports of swing arms cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves model year 2007-2008 Honda CRF150R/RB motocross competition motorcycles.
Sold by: Honda motorcycle dealers nationwide from September 2006 through October 2008 for between $4,300 and $4,400.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled off-road motorcycles and contact any Honda dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled motorcycles are being sent a direct notice.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.powersports.honda.com
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