Recall: Pro Taper Clamp Kits Used With Off-Road Motorcycles
On 2008-06-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pro Taper Clamp Kits Used With Off-Road Motorcycles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2007 for about $5.00 to $440.00.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Tucker Rocky Distributing off-road motorcycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes category in 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
Some of the bolts included in the clamp kits (or sold separately) if installed incorrectly can break under extreme force such as a crash. This can cause the handlebars to separate posing a risk of serious injury to the rider.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Pro Taper Clamp Kits are aftermarket accessories for off-road motorcycles.
These items were sold new+ at Motorcycle dealerships nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 and ranged in price from $5 for the Replacement Bolt Kit to $440 for the Complete Triple Clamp Kit.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop riding off-road motorcycles equipped with the recalled kits and contact the firm for free replacement bolts.
For further information, call Tucker Rocky Distributing toll-free at (866)217-7750 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.protaper.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been seven reports of bolts breaking. 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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