CPSC Recalls Motorcycles Due to Fire and Accident Risk

Jan. 21, 2013

Riding motorized dirt bikes can be an invigorating activity, but a malfunction while the bike is in motion can be disastrous. That is why the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced it was partnering with KTM North America, Inc., to conduct a voluntary recall of the company’s Enduro motorcycle.

According to a CPSC press release, the recall was issued after numerous reports of this particular model’s fuel hose developing pinholes or cracks that result in a fuel leak. So far, thirteen instances of fuel leaks have been documented, and experts believe these leaks could result in safety hazards.

Seven of this year’s models are affected by the recall, while only one model from 2012 is listed as a Defective Product. Models affected include:

  • 2013 250 XC-F
  • 2013 250 XCF-W
  • 2013 350 XC-F
  • 2013 350 XCF-W
  • 2013 450 XC-F
  • 2013 450 XC-W
  • 2013 500 XC-W
  • 2012 350 XCF-W

The model number is located on the rear fender of the motorcycle, and the bikes were likely purchased from an authorized KTM dealership between Oct. 2011 and Sept. 2012. Anyone in possession of an affected bike should halt use of the machine immediately and contact a dealership to schedule a free repair.

The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with the McDivitt Law Firm would also like to remind motorcycle riders to always wearing a helmet as well!

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