Recall: Manco Blazer Fun-Kart, Sunright International Go-Karts
On 2006-03-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Manco Blazer Fun-Kart, Sunright International Go-Karts due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2005 for about $900.00 to $1100.00.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Sunright International go 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 2006.
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What is the problem?
The throttle that controls the go-kart engine can fail and not return the vehicle to idle speed, posing a loss of control hazard to the driver.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves two-seat go-karts, Manco Blazer model 1050L-09 and Sunright International model RTV50-SK50, equipped with a 49 cc engine and an electric start. The go-karts were produced in several colors including red, green, blue, and yellow. The VIN number on the Manco go-karts is attached to the frame behind the seat back cushion. The VIN number on the Sunright go-karts is stamped on the side of the engine. The recalled go-karts contain one of the following VIN numbers: Manco: 1095292 through 1099782; Sunright: 04100017 through 05100771
Information on where these items sold new+: Manco go-karts were sold at retailers nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $900. Sunright go-karts were sold at other retailers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas from August 2005 through November 2005 from $900 to $1100.
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 go-karts immediately. Registered owners of the vehicles will be notified directly by Manco or Sunright. To schedule a free repair, consumers should call or visit the retail location where the go-karts were purchased.
For more information, contact Manco at (800)643-7332 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Manco's Web site at www.mancopowersports.com. Consumers can call Sunright toll-free at (888)737-7488 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Sunright's Web site at www.sunright.net
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Sunright International and Manco Power Sports Inc. have received three reports of incidents in which the throttle did not return to idle speed, though 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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