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KTM North America Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fall or Crash Hazard
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: Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 6,117
Importer: KTM North America Inc., of Murrieta, Calif.
Hazard: The motorcycle handlebar clamp can develop cracks during normal use causing the handlebars to move from their set position. This can result in the rider losing control of the vehicle, posing a fall or crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: KTM received a report of one incident in which the consumer was hospitalized from injuries received in a crash after the handlebar clamps cracked and failed to secure the handlebars.
Description: This recall involves all 2011 KTM and Husaberg off-road/competition motorcycles. The affected Husaberg bikes are blue, yellow and white in color with the model name and Husaberg logo located on the right and left shrouds.
Sold at: Authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $6,200 and $9,500.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact authorized KTM or Husaberg dealers. Authorized dealers can be located by going to www.ktm.com or www.husaberg.com. Consumers may also call KTM North America Inc. customer relations at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday.
September 8, 2011