Recall: KTM North America Motocross Competition Off-road Motorcycles
On 2016-09-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KTM North America Motocross Competition Off-road Motorcycles due to a potential Crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2016 for about $8400 to $9100.
About 900 units are involved in this (s)KTM North America off-road motorcycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly can fracture, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2016 KTM brand and Husqvarna Motorcycles brand motocross off-road motorcycles with 250cc, 4-cycle engines. Recalled KTM 250 SX-F motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Recalled KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycles are orange and blue with the KTM and the Red Bull logos on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The number "13" is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Recalled Husqvarna FC 250 motorcycles are white with blue and yellow markings. The Husqvarna logo and engine size are on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Model year 2016 motorcycles have a letter "G" in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), located on the right side of the steering head.
Information on where these items sold new+: 2016 KTM Motorcycles were sold at KTM authorized dealers nationwide from October 2015 through March 2016 for between $8,400 and $9,100. 2016 Husqvarna Motorcycles were sold at Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from October 2015 through March 2016 for about $8,400.
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 immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair.
KTM North America/Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ktmusa.com or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on "Service" and then "Safety" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received five reports of the rod cracking. No injuries have been 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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