KTM North America Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fall or Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–September 8, 2011.  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.

KTMmodels included in this recall:

Engine Size Model
150 XC, SX
200 XC-W
250 XC, XC-W, XCF-W Six Days, SX, SX-F
300 XC, XC-W
350 SX-F
450 XC-W Six Days, SX-F
530 XC-W Six Days

Husabergmodels included in this recall:

Engine Size Model
390 FE
450 FE, FX

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.

Picture of recalled XC, SX and XC-W Off-Road Motorcycle models
XC, SX and XC-W models

Picture of recalled 390 FE and 450 FE Off-Road Motorcycle models
390 FE and 450 FE

Picture of recalled SX-F Off-Road Motorcycle model
SX-F models

Picture of recalled 450 FX Off-Road Motorcycle model
450 FX

Picture of recalled XC-W Six Days and XCF-W Six Days models
XC-W Six Days and XCF-W Six Days models

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov