|October 15, 2009
Zero Motorcycles Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard
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: Model Year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 200
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc., of Scotts Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The throttle on the recalled motorcycles can become stuck in the open position or become disconnected. In the “Easy” or the “0-25” mode, this can unexpectedly lead to full power when turning on the power, resulting in a loss of control and serious injury to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: Zero Motorcycles has received three reports of unexpected acceleration, including one report of minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves the model year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX electric motorcycles. The recalled motorcycles are white, with the Zero name and logo printed on the battery.
Sold by: Zero Motorcycles dealers nationwide from December 2008 through August 2009 for between $7,500 and $8,300.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact Zero Motorcycles to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the affected motorcycles have been mailed a direct notice.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zero Motorcycles toll-free at (888) 786-9376 or (888) RUN-ZERO between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.zeromotorcycles.com
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