CPSC Announced The Recall Of Go-Karts. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Yerf-Dog Go-Karts.
Units: About 10,000.
Manufacturer: FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. of West Point, Miss.
Hazard: The suspension assembly can crack causing the rider to lose control of the go-kart.
Incidents/Injuries: The manufacturer has received five reports of the suspension assembly cracking and causing the rider to lose control, including reports of bruises and head and back injuries.
Description: This recall involves one- and two-seater model Yerf-Dog Spiderbox series go-karts. The go-karts have full suspension and 150cc engines. Date codes and model numbers are located on a plate attached to the engine casing. Date codes and model numbers included in this recall are:
Recalled Karts Model And Date Codes
Model Date Codes
3206 July 20, 2004 through March 4, 2005
4209 July 20, 2004 through February 18, 2005
42092 July 20, 2004 through November 22, 2004
42093 August 9, 2004 through November 19, 2004
42101 July 28, 2004 through October 12, 2004
Sold At: Yerf-Dog dealers nationwide from July 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,500 and $1,800.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled go-karts immediately and contact FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods for repair information. Registered owners will be notified directly about the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. at (800) 683-0072 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yerf-dog.com