Recall: Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies
On 2009-03-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $130.00 to $300.00.
About 400 units are involved in this Wiseco Performance Products off-road motorcycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes category in 2009. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 200,000 product units. See other recalled Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes.
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What is the problem?
Engine stress could cause the connecting rods to crack and the engine to lock up, posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the following connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies used in off-road dirt bike engines. Wiseco's identification number can be found on the neck of the connecting rods between the two circular ends. The part number and date code can be found on the product's packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Off-road dirt bike distributors nationwide and directly to consumers at www.wiseco.com from March 2007 through December 2008 for about $130 for the connecting rods and between $240 and $300 for the crankshaft assemblies.
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 off-road bikes on which the recalled connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies were installed and immediately contact Wiseco for free replacement parts and repair, or a full refund if the consumer has already replaced the recalled engine parts.
For additional information, contact Wiseco at (800) 321-1364 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.wiseco.com, or email the firm at email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries
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