Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled by KTM North America Due to Front Fork Failure

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Article Date: 5/8/2009 | Resource: MLG

Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled by KTM North America Due to Front Fork Failure

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Product Involved: Off-Road Motorcycles

Units: About 550

Manufacturer: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Hazard: The front fork inner tube on the off-road motorcycles can crack and separate from the fork axle, posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent possible injuries.

Description: This recall involves model year 2009 KTM off-road motorcycles. The model name and KTM™ logo are located on the right and left shrouds. The following models are included in this recall:

Model Name Description
125SX Orange / Black
150SX Orange / Black
250XC-W Orange / Black
300XC-W Orange / Black
Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for between $6,000 and $8,000.

Manufactured in: Austria

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners the recalled off-road motorcycles are being sent a direct notice.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com

Source:U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Jeffrey Marquart