Recall: Carter Brothers Fun-Kart (Go-Kart)
On 2005-05-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Carter Brothers Fun-Kart (Go-Kart) due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2003 for about $900.00 to $2900.00.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Carter's fun kart recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Go-Karts & Dune Buggies category in 2005.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800 523-5278
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What is the problem?
The wheel could separate from the go-kart, posing a roll-over hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes one-seater models 1136-3020, 1136-3021, 1136-3420, 1136-3421, 1205-3020 and two-seater models 2336-3021, 2336-3022, 2336-5019, 2575-3020, 2575-3420, 2605-3416, 2605-3515, 2606-3016, 2606-3017, 2606-3416, 2606-3417, 2636-3016, 2636-3017, 2906-3015, 2906-3016, 2906-3017, 2906-4015, 2906-4016, 2906-4017, 2909-3015, 2909-3415, 2909-4015, 2910-3015, 2910-3016, 2910-3415, 2910-4015, 2910-4016, 2910-4415, 2911-4015, 2911-4016, 2946-3015, and 2946-3016. The model number and serial number is located under the seat (on the driver's side if two-seater). The Fun-Karts were produced in several colors to include red, black, blue, purple and green.
These items were sold new+ at Carter Brothers dealers nationwide from April 2003 through March 2005 for between $900 and $2,900.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled Fun-Karts immediately. Registered owners of the vehicles will be notified directly by Carter Brothers about the recall. Consumers can call or visit their local Carter Brothers Dealer to schedule a free repair.
For more information, contact Carter Brothers at (800)523-5278 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit their Web site at www.carterbro.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No injuries reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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